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SCCF Welcomes New Coastal Resilience Manager

August 11, 2021

SCCF has hired Carrie Schuman, Ph.D., for the newly created position of coastal resilience manager thanks to a two-year grant agreement with the Captiva Erosion Prevention District.

Schuman will perform sea level research, coordinate adaption and resiliency strategies for the bayside of Captiva and the region, and lead efforts toward long-term climate solutions, public education, and outreach when she arrives on Aug. 16.

With broad interdisciplinary science expertise, including marine, climate, and social sciences, Schuman earned her bachelor’s degree in marine and freshwater biology from the University of New Hampshire, where she graduated magna cum laude. She earned her master’s in marine science and technology from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and Ph.D. in interdisciplinary ecology with a focus on fisheries and aquatic sciences from the University of Florida.

Her professional career has included academic instruction and research on climate change, journalism training, laboratory study, and environmental restoration.



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