Donna Marie Bilkovic, Molly M. Mitchell, Megan K. La Peyre, Jason D. Toft
March 9, 2017
by CRC Press
Reference - 499 Pages - 12 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498740029 - CAT# K26671
Series: CRC Marine Science
Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection compiles, synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. This book will serve as a valuable reference to guide scientists, students, managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in the design and implementation of living shorelines. This volume provides a background and history of living shorelines, understandings on management, policy, and project designs, technical synthesis of the science related to living shorelines including insights from new studies, and the identification of research needs, lessons learned, and perspectives on future guidance.
International perspectives are presented from leading researchers and managers in the East, West and Gulf coasts of the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia that are working on natural approaches to shoreline management. The broad geographic scope and interdisciplinary nature of contributing authors will help to facilitate dialogue and transfer knowledge among different disciplines and across different regions. This book will provide coastal communities with the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary to implement effective shoreline management that enhances ecosystem services and coastal resilience now and into the future.
Background. Introduction: A Primer to Living Shorelines. Living Shorelines for People and Nature. Management, Policy, Design. Permitting a Living Shoreline: A Look at the Legal Framework Governing Living Shoreline Projects at the Federal, State, and Local Level. Socioeconomic and Policy Considerations of Living Shorelines - U.S. Context. An Overview of the Living Shorelines Initiative in New York and New Jersey. Overcoming Barriers to Living Shoreline Use and Success: Lessons from Virginia's Coastal Plan. Green Shores: Using Voluntary Ratings and Certification Programs to Guide Sustainable Shoreline Development. Building with Nature as Coastal Protection Strategy in the Netherlands: Insights From Three Perspectives. Managed Realignment in Europe: A Synthesis of Methods, Achievements and Challenges. Synthesis of Living Shoreline Science: Physical Aspects. Practical Living Shorelines: Tailored to Fit in Chesapeake Bay. Response of Salt Marshes to Wave Energy Provides Guidance for Successful Living Shoreline Implementation. Lesson Learned from Living Shoreline Stabilization in Popular Tourist Areas: Boat Wakes, Volunteer Support, and Protecting Historic Structures. Growing Living Shorelines and Ecological Services Through Coastal Bioengineering. Evaluation of Living Shoreline Marshes as a Tool for Reducing Nitrogen Pollution in Coastal Systems. Synthesis of Living Shoreline Science: Biological Aspects. Designing Living Shoreline Salt Marsh Ecosystems to Promote Coastal Resilience. Ecological Performance of Hudson River Shore Zones: What We Know and What We Need to Know. San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines: Restoring Eelgrass and Olympia Oysters for Habitat and Shore Protection. Identifying Site Characteristics to Maximize Sustainability and Provision of Ecosystem Services of Living Shoreline Oyster Reefs Along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Species Richness and Functional Feeding Group Patterns in Small, Patchy Natural and Constructed Intertidal Fringe Oyster Reefs. Ecosystem Services Provided by Oyster Reefs: An Experimental Assessment. Benches, Beaches, and Bumps: How Experimental Science Can Inform Urban Seawall Design. The Ecological Impacts of Re-engineering Artificial Shorelines: The State of the Science. Summary and Future Guidance. Gaps in Knowledge: Information We Still Need to Know About Living Shoreline Erosion Control. A Synthesis of Living Shoreline Perspectives.