Climate Change Workshop - 2006

Practical Issues Related to Climate Change in Florida:
A Workshop on Needs Assessment and Responses

Climate Change Workshop
January 12-13, 2006
Marriott Hotel, Palm Beach Gardens


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Participant List:

Ricardo Alvarez, Ph.D., Florida International University
Leonard Berry, Ph.D., Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Ronnie Best, Ph.D., USGeological Survey
Lakhdar Boukerrou, Ph.D., Florida Center for Environmental Studies
James N. Bradner, Department of Environmental Protection
Ann Broadwell, Florida Dept. of Transportation
Ray Butts, Florida Power and Light
Al Canepa, St. Johns River Water Management District
Danny Coenen, University of Florida
Thomas Crisman, Ph.D., Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands, University of Florida
Phil Davis, SDI Environmental Services, Inc
Doreen DiCarlo, Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Deborah Drum, Battelle
Serena Edic, Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Laura Geselbracht, The Nature Conservancy
Susan Glickman, Natural Resource Defense Council
Doria Gordon, Ph.D., The Nature Conservancy
James Gragg, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Deborah Hanley, FDACS/Division of Forestry
Howard P. Hanson, Florida Atlantic University
Mark Harwell, Ph.D., Harwell Gentile & Associates, LC
Annette Hugues, British Consulate
Douglas B. Inkley, Ph.D., National Wildlife Federation
Jo Ann Jolley, Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Al Karlin, Ph.D., Biotechnical Support Services
Daphne Lambright, Biotechnical Support Services
Larry Lemanski, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
David Major, Ph.D., Columbia University
Linda McCarthy, FDACS, Water Policy
Peter Merritt, Ph.D., Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
Jim Miller, CEPEMAR
Dean Monette, Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Jim Murley, Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions
Martha Musgrove, Decision Makers Forum, Inc.
Sharon Nicholson, Florida State University
Richard S. Owen, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Dick Pettigrew
Dick Poore, U.S. Geological Survey
Ana Puszkin, Florida Atlantic University
Andy Reich, Florida Department of Health
Kathy Salvador, Florida Power and Light
Jeff Schmidt, USDA, NRCS
Marissa S. Steketee, University of Miami RSMAS-MAF
Chip Swindell,Ecotech Consultants, Inc
Paul Trimble, South Florida Water Management District
Hal Wanless, Ph.D., University of Miami


As debate about the extent and underlying causes of climatic change continues, there is general agreement that changes are occurring. While some decision makers are incorporating the potential impacts of climatic change into their plans and decisions, there is little public evidence that this is taking place in Florida.

The Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES) at Florida Atlantic University plans to host a workshop to examine this topic. The workshop will produce

  • An agenda for further analysis and discussion
  • Identification of priority areas for which current planning should include consideration of climatic change impacts over the near- (current-10 years), medium- (10-20 years) and long-term (20-50 years)
  • Findings which will be used to develop a larger conference on this topic in early 2007.

The workshop will be a two-day event for 30-40 people with the first day opening in a plenary session followed by three break out groups. Day two will convene all participants for an opening presentation and conclude with reports from break out group leaders.

Marriott Hotel, Palm Beach Gardens

Accommodations for Marriott Hotel
4000 RCA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 USA

$95/night (single/double occupancy) + 10.5% tax
Rate valid January Jan. 10 - 16, 2006
Book by Jan. 2, 2006
Refer to Climate Change Workshop when calling toll free reservation: 800-678-9494
or the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott directly: 561-622-8888
24 hour/7days week
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For more information contact:
Doreen DiCarlo
Center for Environmental Studies
Phone: 561-799-8553 | Fax: 561-626-1404 | E-mail: