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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.12
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Florida
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 10.46 / 12.00 Megan Walker-Radtke
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
364

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
2,671

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
104

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
166

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

See attached Excel worksheet


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

We searched active research grants on sustainability-related keywords (keyword list from UNC), then manually reviewed each grant title and department to ensure applicability to sustainability topics and concerns.


A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

Jim Jones from the Florida Climate Institute was an author on the 2013 National Climate Assessment


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.