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UNF’s Adam Rosenblatt wins Resilience Champion Award

Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, University of North Florida biology assistant professor, was recently awarded the Resilience Champion Award at the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board’s (JEPB) 2022 Environmental Achievement Awards.

Rosenblatt was awarded the 2022 JEPB Resilience Champion for his leadership of the Jacksonville Heat Mapping Project, the largest urban heat mapping study ever conducted in the United States.

The heat mapping campaign was led by UNF and the City of Jacksonville to identify local urban heat hotspots, raise awareness about heat risk, incorporate local perspectives to produce heat maps, and engage the community in pursuing climate solutions. The work is funded in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Rosenblatt is an expert in behavioral ecology, climate change, and food web dynamics. His research aims to understand the effects of environmental change on the functioning of ecological communities and food webs through laboratory and field-based experimentation as well as observation of nature. He also advocates for common-sense solutions to climate change and urban development issues at the local and national levels.

Read more about the 2022 JEPB Awards.