Meet the Author

Connect with photographer and author Lynne Buchanan at one of the book signings scheduled for May 2019. Lynne will be returning to Florida later in the year to do signings for other groups and bookstores. Check this site regularly for up-to-date information on the Florida’s Changing Waters Book Tour.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lynne Buchanan, a former longtime Florida resident, is a photographer and writer currently based in Asheville, North Carolina. Her work is focused on raising awareness about changing ecologies due to human impact and climate change. Her passion for water began as a child growing up in Sarasota, where she frequented the beaches and swam and boated in Sarasota Bay. The waterways of her youth were teeming with life and seemed to possess the magical properties of Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth that she learned about in school. After a 22-year hiatus during which she lived, worked and raised a family in the northeast, she returned to Florida and discovered that the waterways she remembered had been altered and were suffering. With a camera as her tool, she recorded these changes and her emotional response to the depredation and the fragile beauty still remaining in many areas. Thus this project was born. A large body of this work was shown at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida in 2016. The exhibition title was Changing Waters: The Human Impact on Florida’s Aquatic Systems. Her work is both artistic and scientifically oriented. Listen to the podcast “Lynne Buchanan: How Women can Help Save Our Water” on Be a Smart Woman here.

Lynne Buchanan’s award-winning photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Brickworks Gallery, Atlanta, CENTER, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, The Griffin Museum, Winchester, the Robert Anderson Gallery, Denver, CO, the South Florida Museum, Bradenton, and South x Southeast Photo Gallery, Molina, Georgia, among others. Lynne holds an M. A. in art history/museum studies from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., a B. A. in art history from New College in Sarasota, Florida, and an M. A. in creative writing from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Her website, www.lynnebuchanan.com, features her photographs and environmental writing. Lynne is available for speaking engagements and prints of many images from the book are available for exhibition. A large body of this work was shown at the South Florida Museum in 2016. An exhibition PDF is available upon request.

ABOUT THE ESSAYISTS

Jason M. Evans, PhD, is an associate professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson University in Deland, Florida. He has extensive experience studying the ecology, management, and restoration of Florida springs ecosystems and currently is working with local governments along the southeastern U.S. coast on sea level rise adaptation. Since 2016, Dr. Evans has also served as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Environmental Management, a leading international publication within the fields of environmental science, engineering, and planning.

Robert L. Knight, PhD is an environmental scientist/systems ecologist with more than thirty-five years of experience as an aquatic and wetlands ecologist in Florida. His doctoral work included an ecological assessment of Silver Springs and Silver River under the direction of Howard T. Odum, who conducted the first comprehensive scientific assessment of Florida’s artesian springs. Knight is director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, founded in 2010 as a private non-profit, and currently the only organization in the state focused on comprehensive springs monitoring and education. The Florida Springs Institute is partnering with numerous organizations and institutions to collaborate on springs science, restoration and protection. He is the author of Silenced Springs: Moving from Tragedy to Hope (Florida Springs Institute 2015), which relates the tragic story of what has happened and is continuing to happen to Florida’s one thousand-plus artesian springs. Dr. Knight remains confident that an informed and concerned population can turn around the demise of Florida’s springs.

Book Design and Production Editor: David Skolkin, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Project Manager and Editor: Joanna Hurley, Hurley Media, LLC