Resilience Challenge Projects | ULINK: Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge | University of Miami

Theme: Resilience Challenge

This year's U-LINK challenge, following the spirit of last year’s challenge on Social Justice, is being issued to catalyze interdisciplinary collaboration to advance knowledge on the impacts of climate change and other stressors, and the development of practical solutions to meet society’s changing needs.


Training in Heat-Related Equity and Disparities (THREAD) Research Collaborative (Sponsored by the SCCC)

Team: Amy Clement (Atmospheric Science), Kilan Ashad-Bishop (SCCC), Zinzi Bailey (Medical Oncology), Scotney Evans (Educational & Psychological Studies), Katharine Mach (Environmental Science and Policy)

Climate Change, Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Impacts on the Environment and Human Health (Sponsored by the Miami CTSI)

Team: Michal Toborek (Biochemistry), Sylvia Daunert (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Sapna Deo (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Natasha Schaefer-Solle (Medical Oncology), Brian Haus (Ocean Sciences), Marc Knecht (Chemistry), Mitsunori Ogihara (Computer Science), Alberto Caban-Martinez (Public Health Sciences), Dushyantha Jayaweera (Clinical Translational Research and Infectious Diseases), Ali Habashi (Cinematic Arts), Bryan Page (Anthropology)

Multidimensional Resilience of Port Miami: Collaborative Engagement, Interdisciplinary Assessment, and an Educational Port Hub

Team Members: Richard Grant (Geography & Sustainable Development), Shouraseni Sen Roy (Geography & Sustainable Development), Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos (Civil & Architectural Engineering)

Developing resiliency tools and metrics and co-designing an expert and stakeholder coalition to sustain predictions on the health of South Florida's Biome through a human, urban, and environmental transect

Team: Vassiliki Kourafalou (Ocean Sciences), Sonia Chao (Architecture), David Kelly (Economics), Yui Matsuda (Nursing & Health Studies), Renato Molina (Environmental Science and Policy), Josefina Olascoaga (Ocean Sciences), Shivangi Prasad (Geography)

Wahoo Bay SEAHIVE: A Real-World Experiment of Green Engineering Shoreline Protection

Team: Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos (Civil & Architectural Engineering), Brian Haus (Ocean Sciences), Antonio Nanni (Civil & Architectural Engineering), Rafael Araujo (Marine Biology and Ecology), Prannoy Suraneni (Civil & Architectural Engineering), Arthur Gleason (Physics), Esber Andiroglu (Civil & Architectural Engineering), Renee Evans (Learning Innovation and Faculty Engagement), Evan D'Alessandro (Marine Biology and Ecology)

Using community-engaged research to launch climate change resilience from an inclusive design beachhead starting with Southeastern Floridians living with spinal cord injury (SCI)

Team: David McMillan (Neurological Surgery), Katharine Mach (Environmental Science and Policy), Trevor Green (Journalism and Media Management), Joanna Lombard (Architecture)

Engineering Corals for Climate Change Resilience

Team: Prannoy Suraneni (Civil & Architectural Engineering), Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos (Civil & Architectural Engineering), Vivek Nagendra Prakash (Physics), Ian Enochs (NOAA), Jill Deupi (Lowe Art Museum), Diego Lirman (Marine Biology and Ecology) 

Space-geodetic monitoring of coastal structures

Team: Falk Amelung (Marine Geosciences), Esber Andiroglu (Civil & Architectural Engineering), Antonio Nanni (Civil & Architectural Engineering), Amin Sarafraz (Institute for Data Science and Computing), Imelda Moise (Geography)

Untold Stories at Risk: Coastal Heritage, Site Risk Assessment, and Educational Outreach

Team: Meryl Shriver-Rice (Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy), David Scheidecker (Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office), Clay Ewing (Interactive Media), Allison Schifani (Modern Languages & Literature), William Pestle (Anthropology), Sara Ayers-Rigsby (Florida Public Archaeology Network Southeast), Jeff Moates (PaleoWest Cultural Resource Management)