Coastal adaptation with ecological engineering

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The use of combined approaches to coastal adaptation in lieu of a single strategy, such as sea-wall construction, allows for better preparation for a highly uncertain and dynamic coastal environment. Although general principles such as mainstreaming and no- or low-regret options exist to guide coastal adaptation and provide the framework in which combined approaches operate, few have examined the interactions, synergistic effects and benefits of combined approaches to adaptation. This Perspective provides three examples of ecological engineering-marshes, mangroves and oyster reefs-and illustrates how the combination of ecology and engineering works. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cheong, SM; Silliman, B; Wong, PP; Van Wesenbeeck, B; Kim, CK; Guannel, G

Published Date

  • September 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 787 - 791

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-6798

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1758-678X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nclimate1854

Citation Source

  • Scopus