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PubTalk 4/2018 - Coral Reefs

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Title: The Role of U.S. Coral Reefs in Coastal Protection - Rigorously valuing flood reduction benefits to inform coastal zone management decisions

  • Coral reefs are a first line of coastal defense
  • We can account for the physical defense that reefs provide
  • We can provide value-based information to guide restoration efforts at management-relevant scales (10s of meters)
  • We can direct ecosystems restoration efforts to reduce risk and increase the resiliency of coastal communities




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