How much can coastal habitats protect us from flooding and erosion?

Marsh photo by Frank Kehren
Frank Kehren
Newest paper out from the lab to quantify the amount that coastal habitats (marsh, seagrass, mangroves, and kelp) protect coastlines from flooding and erosion. This is a meta-analysis, and we derived simple methods and relationships that can be applied widely and in new, unstudied locations. And even better, it’s open access.