Extension: Weather and Climate

Decision Making Tools, Sea Level Rise, Variability and Change

UF/IFAS ABE climate extension programs increase the climate literacy of stakeholders across Florida. Programs provide climate science support to resource managers in multiple sectors including farmers, ranchers, and water resources managers. Topic areas include climate change predictions and climate change adaptation strategies as related to agriculture, water, and land management.

Contact ABE Faculty

Dr. Clyde Fraisse
352-392-1864 ext. 271
cfraisse@ufl.edu | ROG 271

  • Increase the climate literacy of stakeholders in Florida and develop climate information and decision support tools customized to stakeholders in agriculture, forestry, and water resources
  • Program aims at reducing climate and weather risks in agriculture and natural resources in Florida and cooperate with similar programs in the southeastern USA 
  • AgroClimate developer

Dr. Young Gu Her
Assistant Professor
Hydrology and Water Quality

  • Provide information helping stakeholders better prepare for the potential impacts of climate change and seawater level rise on hydrology and agriculture
  • Provide tools and information useful in identifying agricultural conservation (or best management) practices effective and applicable to cropping areas of Florida
  • Interacts with stakeholders including water management districts, agricultural extensions, farmers, and citizens to help them make more informed decisions about water and agricultural management practices

Dr. Christopher Martinez
Associate Professor
Urban Water Resources
chrisjm@ufl.edu | ROG 279

  • Associated with Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
  • Member of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) for Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin
  • Chair of the UF Extension Water School program – a program designed to help elected officials, local governments, and other decision makers address local water resource issues
  • Co-chair of the Florida Water and Climate Alliance – a group of cities, utilities, water management districts that integrate climate science into water resource decision making