Resilient Coastal Communities
Working to identify and test new data technologies for scaling the use of information on climate change, coastal processe, and ecosystem services into Integrated Coastal Zone Management across the Caribbean and Latin America. Partners: IDB, NGOs, academics and governments of The Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize.
Worked to integrate ecosystem service models for coastal habitats into an optimization framework to understand where proposed restoration and conservation projects related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill would achieve multiple recreation and coastal risk reduction goals. Partners: The Nature Conservancy.
Worked to test methods for using ecosystem service modeling to assess the costs and benefits of alternative climate adaptation options. Partners: WWF-US, Belize government.
Assessed risk from coastal hazards and the role that ecosystems play in reducing risk for vulnerable communities along the entire coast of the US to inform the US National Climate Assessment. Partner: The Nature Conservancy.
Assessed role of coastal ecosystems in reducing risk from coastal hazards along Caribbean coast of Colombia. Partners: TNC and Fulbright Nexus Program.
Assessed risk from coastal hazards along the entire coast of The Bahamas and identify locations where corals, mangroves, and seagrasses have the greatest potential to reduce risk to coastal communities. Partners: Government of The Bahamas, IDB.
Modeled coastal protection, recreation, and fisheries benefits provided by coastal habitats to inform decisions about grey and green infrastructure in Dow Chemical's facility. Partner: The Nature Conservancy
Worked to prioritize conservation and restoration activities in Escambia and Pensacola Counties to achieve multiple watershed and coastal objectives, including reduction in erosion and flooding, nitrogen and phosphorous retention, nature-based recreation, and near-shore fisheries. Partner: The Nature Conservancy.
Incorporating natural capital in climate adaptation planning in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Marin Counties. Developed California coastline viewer tool to explore coastal habitat, sea-level rise, and nature-based solutions: http://marineapps.naturalcapitalproject.org/california/index.html Partner: Center for Ocean Solutions.
Worked on the design and placement of restored Oyster Reefs in Mobile Bay. Partner: The Nature Conservancy.