Staff and Services

The Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology staff are focused on promoting the University of Florida’s research, teaching, and Extension efforts and accomplishments.


Emily Eubanks
Education & Media Coordinator

Emily has been with the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology since May 2006. She previously worked in training development in UF's College of Pharmacy and for Publix Super Markets. Emily has her BS and MS in Agricultural Communications from UF.

Melissa H. Friedman
Research Coordinator

Melissa is the newest addition to the CLCE staff, and joined the Center in March of 2015. With over a decade of experience working in a research and/or Extension capacity, she aims to contribute to the success of faculty programs by assisting in identifying and securing funding opportunities, and by providing support through outreach and education. In 2011, Melissa earned a master's degree from UF's School of Forest Resources and Conservation, with her research focusing on plant communities in an urbanizing watershed. Melissa also earned a bachelor's degree from UF's Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in 2003.

Caraline Stephens
Horticultural Writer

Caraline Stephens joined the Center as a writer in fall of 2013. She earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Central Florida in interdisciplinary studies concentrating on environmental studies and political science. Caraline completed her master's in mass communications focusing on science and health writing in 2013.

Jennifer Sykes
Web Coordinator

Joining the Center in the summer of 2007, Jennifer manages the Center's websites, including Gardening Solutions and the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer program site. A writer and editor, she earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from Florida State University, and has more than a decade's worth of experience working in web design/production for higher education.



  • Writing and editing
  • Website development and management
  • Media relations
  • Public relations
  • Popular press articles
  • Strategic communication planning
  • Internal communications
  • Communications training
  • Graphic design

For more information:

Emily Eubanks, Education and Media Coordinator
P.O. Box Box 110675
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0675
Phone: (352) 273-4511


Marketing Materials and Faculty Resources

For more information about marketing materials, contact the Center's information office.

Style Guide

This is intended for use by the writers and editors of the Center, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, and the Environmental Horticulture Department (UF/IFAS).

CLCE 2014 PowerPoint Templates

The following PowerPoint templates are for CLCE staff and faculty use only.

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CLCE Template Style A

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