“Get to Know Us” Seminar Series
Sea Level Rise Planning on the Georgia Coast: Preliminary results and reflections from the Community Climate Adaptation Initiative at Tybee Island
presented by Jason Evans, Ph.D., of the Carl Vinson Institute
Dr. Evans is an interdisciplinary systems ecologist who holds a public service faculty appointment in environmental policy and sustainability analysis at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Through this position, Dr. Evans conducts a diverse array of applied environmental research and policy assessments in service of local and state governments throughout Georgia. Several of his current projects provide geospatial decision support for local governments in coastal Georgia that are seeking to incorporate sea level rise adaptation, social vulnerability assessments, and other resilience concepts into their planning processes. Partners in this work include NOAA, Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the City of Tybee Island, the Chatham-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, Georgia Coastal Regional Commission, Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and the United States Geological Survey. Dr. Evans holds a B.A. in philosophy from New College of Florida (1998), a M.S. in interdisciplinary ecology from the University of Florida (2001), and a PhD in interdisciplinary ecology, with an area of concentration in environmental engineering sciences, from the University of Florida (2007).