Focus for Sponsor:
Collaborates with the Cleveland Water Alliance to understand coastal ecosystem resiliency and land use impacts on Lake Erie and other nearshore waterways while boosting water innovation in the region
Moving from random acts of restoration to a systemic social-ecological resilience and adaptive governance approach to coastal management in the age of the Anthropocene through a nature-based, biomimetic framework
Kelly’s current projects include the development a low-cost, open source dual-beam visual spectrometer to detect Phosphates and Nitrates using a smartphone; leading a Lake Erie coastal system resilience assessment; and conducting a social network analysis of coastal governance with a grant through the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). She is also a Project Drawdown Junior Research Fellow with Paul Hawken and is passionate about a healthy environment for future generations, communicating climate science and data to decision makers, and applying resilience thinking.