The Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands is dedicated to facilitating wetland programs at the University of Florida and helping in the intellectual marketing and technology transfer of these programs at the state, national and international levels. The Center has played a major role in advancing knowledge on wetlands through conducting research and offering statewide seminars and workshops on wetlands, environmental policy, landscape ecology and environmental education. Over its 35 years as a research center at the University of Florida, Center faculty, staff and students have been involved in a diverse array of projects concerned with wetlands ecology, wetlands management, wetland and landscape reclamation, and wetlands ecosystem health. Of particular importance is the Center’s continued dedication to interfacing engineering, science, conservation, management and policy as they relate to wetlands.
Publications from the Center for Environmental Policy are also included in this collection. Established in 1991 by Howard T. Odum, the Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) is a leading institution for interdisciplinary graduate education, research, and advocacy in energy and environmental policy. The Center’s mission is an outgrowth of nearly 35 years of work in developing methods of planning, designing, and quantitatively measuring sustainable patterns of human and ecological systems.
ABOUT THIS COLLECTION
The H.T. Odum Center for Wetlands and Center for Environmental Policy have been generating publications related to environmental issues since their inception. Digitization of these publications began in the summer of 2004 as a cooperative project with the Digital Library Center, University of Florida Libraries. Publications include research reports, articles, book chapters, dissertations and theses. This is an ongoing project and only those publications without copyright restriction will be included.
Many of the resources include geographic coordinate metadata. The Map It! tab at the top of the resource page will open satellite and map imagery of the research area. Note that some of the resources contain research covering multiple locations and these will not have a set of coordinates associated with them.
- Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands
- Center for Environmental Policy
- Emergy Systems
- Systems Ecology/Ecological Engineering Program at UF
- Aerial Photography: Florida
- Digital collection that may be helpful in supplementing Florida-based research from this collection
- A Guide to the Howard T. Odum Papers
- Finding aid for the Howard T. Odum Papers, a special collection in the University of Florida Archives