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Determining the habitat suitability of coastal waterbirds in New Jersey: impacts related to Hurricane Sandy

August 22, 2019

Understanding the long-term consequences of hurricane effects on wildlife and their habitats is critical to efficiently and effectively protect and restore important coastal wetland and marsh habitat. Hurricane Sandy caused widespread and substantial physical, environmental, ecological damage, likely impacting the food supplies, habitats, and reproductive success of many animal species along the coast. Further, physical alterations to habitats throughout the impacted area significantly increased the region�s vulnerability to future storm events, posing new risks to communities and ecosystems.