Michael Volk’s work is focused on a variety of topics related to climate change and resilient design, including applied research with conservation partners throughout Florida on land use, regional conservation planning, urban green infrastructure and the impacts of sea level rise on natural resources and coastal communities.
Areas of Expertise (7)
Regional Conservation Planning
Adaptive Planning and Design
Sea Level Rise
Educating future landscape professionals about climate change and climate-wise design: current status, priorities, and information needsLandscape Research
Michael Volk, et al.
While climate change is increasingly being viewed as one of the most critical issues affecting the landscape design and horticultural industries today, research indicates that many current professionals feel unprepared to address climate change issues in their practice. This paper summarises a survey of faculty and students in post-secondary horticulture and landscape architecture/design programmes within the United States about existing practices of educating students (future professionals) about climate change.