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Pursuing sustainability along crowded coastlines

Lessons from ecological experiments and homeowner experiences

Steven Scyphers, Assistant Professor
Northeastern University

Natural shoreline habitats provide many ecosystem services that benefit coastal cities and communities. However, a legacy of armoring shorelines with vertical walls and similar engineered structures has led to dramatics declines for coastal habitats and their ecosystem services. Transitioning towards more sustainable coastal protection strategies is increasingly possible yet requires substantial societal support and investment. The talk will highlight ongoing efforts to develop “living shorelines”, understand shoreline decision-making, and inform sustainable development along coastlines.

(Photo credit: NOAA Office for Coastal Management)

Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00pm

Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Murphy Bunker 430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908

Event Type

Lecture

Departments

COS, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center

Website

http://northeastern.edu/marinescience...

Sponsoring Organization

Northeastern University Marine Science Center

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