Homes with natural shorelines actually had less hurricane damage than homes with bulkhead shorelines.
Marshes face both natural and human stressors on seaward and landward edges.
How do Atlantic killifish respond to multiple stressors?
During storms, strong waves and currents can erode beaches and dunes and create low-lying areas vulnerable to flooding. We use field surveys and a computer model called XBeach to predict this erosion, as well as to understand its interactions with storm-driven flooding of larger regions.
Hans W. Paerl, an aquatic ecologist at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, led a team that conducted groundbreaking research on nutrient over-enrichment and its negative effects on coastal ecosystems.