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Letter from Paris: Emily Powell sees hope for conservation at COP 21
For Coastal Resilience Research Associate Emily Powell, attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris provided an opportunity to learn about what a new international agreement might mean for vulnerable communities and ecosystems back home.
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Project Salt marsh modeling coupled with hydrodynamic modeling
Combining marsh equilibrium modeling approach with a hydrodynamic modeling approach, this coupled model forecasts the evolution of marsh landscapes under different sea-level rise scenarios, with or without marsh restoration and storm surge factored in, to inform future management decisions with regard to system dynamics.
Located in Topics / Marsh Resiliency / Projects
File PDF document Identification of potential beach-nesting bird habitat to be set aside in municipal beach management plans
Brooke Maslo. Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Located in Projects / North Atlantic Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Science Projects / Increasing Resiliency of Beach Habitats and Species
USGS releases iPlover app for shorebird biologists
A new smartphone application funded by the North Atlantic LCC will help coordinate data collection and improve management of piping plover throughout its Atlantic range.
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Partners identify resources for landowners in the path of marsh migration
With support from Hurricane Sandy funding, Delaware is developing outreach strategies to help concentrate efforts and funding around hot spots for marsh migration to minimize impacts on coastal communities and agricultural producers.
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Meet the new Coastal Resilience Coordinator
Coastal geologist Bart Wilson comes to the North Atlantic LCC fresh off the experience of managing the restoration of a 4,000-acre salt marsh at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware with funding from Hurricane Sandy.
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Pleasant River Paddle
Flat water paddling event
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New study looks at ecological “tipping points” for coastal species to help manage for change
A new paper published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ocean & Coastal Management synthesizes existing information on ecological thresholds related to environmental changes -- including sea-level rise and coastal storms -- for 45 species of coastal fish, wildlife, and plants selected because of their ecological, economic and cultural importance.
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This link allows users to select the metrics that are most important to their objectives in choosing where to conduct field surveys of road-stream crossings to assess aquatic organism passage for particular groups of species, average slope at crossings, or for other considerations.
Located in Topics / Aquatic Resiliency and Connectivity / Maps
This tool allows users to view aquatic barriers (dams, road-stream crossings) by the relative gain in ecological value if they were removed. Users start with a consensus map of anadromous fish priorities, which was developed based on stakeholder input as part of the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC). Beyond the consensus results, interested users can create their own scenarios by filtering input barriers to limit the analysis to a given state or watershed, changing the weights of metrics according to their importance to the analysis objectives (e.g. length of upstream network connected, number of diadromous fish present, etc.) and by modeling the removal of up to 10 barriers.
Located in Topics / Aquatic Resiliency and Connectivity / Maps