Living shorelines : the science and management of by Donna Marie Bilkovic, Molly M. Mitchell, Megan K. La Peyre,

By Donna Marie Bilkovic, Molly M. Mitchell, Megan K. La Peyre, Jason D. Toft

Living seashores: The technology and administration of Nature-based Coastal security compiles, synthesizes and translates the present kingdom of the information at the technological know-how and perform of nature-based coastline safety. This e-book will function a worthwhile connection with consultant scientists, scholars, managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering specialists, and others engaged within the layout and implementation of residing seashores. This quantity presents a heritage and background of residing shores, understandings on administration, coverage, and undertaking designs, technical synthesis of the technological know-how with regards to residing shores together with insights from new reports, and the identity of study wishes, classes realized, and views on destiny counsel.

International views are awarded from major researchers and executives within the East, West and Gulf coasts of the USA, Europe, Canada, and Australia which are engaged on typical methods to coastline administration. The extensive geographic scope and interdisciplinary nature of contributing authors might help to facilitate discussion and move wisdom between diverse disciplines and throughout varied areas. This e-book will offer coastal groups with the medical starting place and functional suggestions essential to enforce potent coastline administration that boosts environment prone and coastal resilience now and into the future.

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These services include diverse natural resources, protection for public and private property from coastal hazards, coastal and maritime jobs, and opportunities for recreation, tourism, and aesthetic enjoyment (Barbier et al. 2011; Grabowski et al. 2012). Living shorelines have the potential to contribute to the resilience and sustainability of this diversity of important services. Yet, nature-based stabilization projects infrequently define or monitor objectives using an ecosystem services framework that explicitly communicates and quantifies the benefits of coastal restoration to people (Tallis and Polasky 2009; Tallis et al.

2009. Non-linearity in ecosystem services: Temporal and spatial variability in coastal protection. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7: 29–37. T. M. Casas. 2014. Temporal variation in development of ecosystem services from oyster reef restoration. Ecological Engineering 63: 34–44. , L. Schwarting, and S. Miller. 2013. Baseline data for evaluating the development trajectory and provision of ecosystem services by created fringing oyster reefs in Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. US Geological Survey.

2014, 2015). Poor community engagement can lead to a mismatch between project outcomes and community values and expectations (Schultz 2011). These challenges point to the need for science that will help practitioners anticipate trade-offs and potential impacts to target resources, encourage a common language through which multiple agencies and other stakeholders can define goals, and support the development of performance standards that capture social as well as ecological outcomes from living shoreline projects (NSTC 2015; Olander et al.

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