Pursuing sustainability along crowded coastlines
Lessons from ecological experiments and homeowner experiences
Steven Scyphers, Assistant Professor
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, 2017 at 7:00pm
Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Murphy Bunker 430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908