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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

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.

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  • Dr. Clyde Fraisse - Agroclimatology
    Dr. Clyde Fraisse
    352-392-1864 ext. 271 | 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 - Hydrology and Water Quality
    Dr. Young Gu Her
    Assistant Professor
    Hydrology and Water Quality
    • Provide information helping stakeholders better prepare for the potential impacts of climate change and sea water 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 - Urban Water Resources
    Dr. Christopher Martinez
    Associate Professor
    Urban Water Resources
    352-392-1864 | ROG 279
    • Associated with the 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

  • Dr. Vivek Sharma - Precision Water Management

    Dr. Vivek Sharma
    Assistant Professor
    Precision Water Management

    • Precision water management
    • Crop water use/ Evapotranspiration
    • Crop water productivity
    • Impact of integrated water and fertilizer management practices on ground and surface water quality.
    • Impact of climatic variability/change on crop water productivity
    • Application of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for greater understanding and decision making in agricultural sustainability and water resources
    • Collaborate, provide leadership and development of educational programs on water conservation, irrigation, water quality, and related issues