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Name: Frank, Kathryn
Title: Assistant Professor
Organization: Urban and Regional Planning
Education: PhD, City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2009
Office Address: 452 Architecture PO Box 115706 Gainesville, FL 32611-5706
Email: kifrank@ufl.edu
Telephone: +1 (352) 392-0997 ext 458


My research focuses on evaluating adaptive ecosystem management approaches in terms of environmental outcomes and governance capacity building. This interest has led me to study watershed management. I have examined the role of collaborative planning processes in restoration of the Everglades ecosystem in South Florida. Additionally, I am currently studying how rural coastal communities, county governments, and natural resource agencies can plan for sea level rise and other impacts of climate change, especially with regard to aquatic/coastal ecosystems and water resources. My background with water resources includes consulting for grassroots watershed planning initiatives. I have also worked as an environmental engineer at a large manufacturing plant and dealt with compliance with state and federal water policies and groundwater remediation. I teach graduate courses in environmental and natural resource planning, and an undergraduate course in the social and cultural aspects of sustainability and the built environment.

Keywords: ADAPTIVE ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT; WATERSHED; GOVERNANCE; PLANNING; COLLABORATION; CLIMATE CHANGE; ADAPTATION; SUSTAINABILITY

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