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
Assistant Director of Communications

Emily has been with the Center 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 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.

Madeline Iyer
Science Communicator

Madeline is the newest addition to the CLUE staff. She received her BS in Horticultural Sciences from UF and worked previously in research with the UF Environmental Horticulture department. Madeline has also worked as a science teacher and youth coordinator in Marion and St. Johns counties. She hopes to put her experience in scientific communication and community building to use encouraging Florida gardeners to enjoy all that our uniquely beautiful state has to offer.

Jennifer Sykes
Communications Manager

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, Assistant Director of Communications
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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