We are thrilled to announce that Prof. Steven Scyphers, SSEHRI affiliated faculty, received two new grant awards recently. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded Steven and his team with a Coastal Resilience Grant that begins in March, 2021, titled, “Building Capacity and Partnerships to Plan and Implement Coastal Resilience in the Florida Panhandle.” The PI is Chris Shepard (The Nature Conservancy), and the Co-PI’s are Steven Scyphers (NU), Randall Hughes (NU), and Tori Tomiczek (US Naval Academy). This project builds on the dissertation research of SSEHRI PhD student Kiera O’Donnell. $206,752 total funds awarded.
In the fall of 2020, he and his team also received a grant from the National Academies of Sciences for the Gulf Research Program. The project, titled, “Ecological and Social Drivers of Mangrove Expansion and Restoration in the Future Gulf of Mexico.” is led by PI Randall Hughes, and Co-PI’s Steven Scyphers, Chris Shepard (The Nature Conservancy), and Michael Osland (US Geological Survey). This project also involves SSEHRI PhD student Savannah Swinea. $697,869 total funds awarded.