This promises to be another interesting talk about our natural environment at the Cedar Key Library on Thursday, Feb 11 at 5pm!
Katie Glodzik and Elliott White, both PhD students in the Watershed Ecology lab within Environmental Engineering at UF, will talk about the effect of saltwater intrusion on the coastal ecosystems and the options for mitigation. Saltwater intrusion from sea level rise and reduced freshwater flow is a growing threat around the world. The Big Bend's flat coastline and Florida's growing population and dependence on groundwater extraction make the Big Bend particularly vulnerable. Major ecosystem transitions including die-off of coastal forest, cypress swamps, and oyster reefs are already occurring. This talk will cover these impacts and discuss options for mitigation.
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