Across the stakeholder divide: Priorities and preferences for harmful algal bloom management in Florida
Lisa Krimsky, Regional Water Resources Extension Agent (RSA) IV, UF/IFAS Southeast District
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Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are becoming a well-known issue in the state of Florida and the prevalence and severity of these events are increasing locally as well as globally. Florida is home to numerous HAB-forming species that occur across all aquatic environments. While the impacts of these blooms are as diverse as the species themselves, successful prevention, control, and mitigation efforts are dependent on stakeholders’ understanding and willingness to act. This seminar will address a selection of extension programs that sought to identify knowledge, preferences, and perceptions about harmful algal blooms to inform HAB management strategies in Florida.
Dr. Lisa Krimsky is a faculty member with the University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Florida Sea Grant Program. Lisa is part of a team of five Water Resource Regional Specialized Agents located across the state to lead and support water resource extension education programs. Lisa’s efforts primarily focus on water quality and harmful algal blooms in coastal and estuarine ecosystems. Her programs help solve water resource issues that are critical to the economic development and environmental protection in Florida. Lisa received her PhD in Marine Biosciences from the University of Delaware and her BS in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland.