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Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-Based Coastal Protection

By: Donna Marie Bilkovic(Editor), Molly M Mitchell(Editor), Megan K La Peyre(Editor), Jason D Toft(Editor), CA Simenstad(Foreword By)

519 pages, 12 colour & 149 b/w illustrations, 38 tables

Productivity Press

Hardback | Mar 2017 | #239781 | ISBN-13: 9781498740029
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About this book

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.


List of Contributors

Part I Background
Chapter 1 A Primer to Living Shorelines / Donna Marie Bilkovic, Molly M. Mitchell, Jason D. Toft, and Megan K. La Peyre
Chapter 2 Living Shorelines for People and Nature / Katie K. Arkema, Steven B. Scyphers, and Christine Shepard

Part II Management, Policy, Design
Chapter 3 Permitting a Living Shoreline: A Look at the Legal Framework Governing Living Shoreline Projects at the Federal, State, and Local Level / Niki L. Pace
Chapter 4 Socioeconomic and Policy Considerations of Living Shorelines-US Context / Kateryna M. Wowk and David Yoskowitz
Chapter 5 An Overview of the Living Shorelines Initiative in New York and New Jersey / Andrew Rella, Jon Miller, and Emilie Hauser
Chapter 6 Overcoming Barriers to Living Shoreline Use and Success: Lessons from Southeastern Virginia's Coastal Plain / Kevin R. Du Bois
Chapter 7 Green Shores: Using Voluntary Ratings and Certification Programs to Guide Sustainable Shoreline Development / Brian Emmett, D.G. Blair, and Nicole Faghin
Chapter 8 Building with Nature as Coastal Protection Strategy in the Netherlands / Bas W. Borsje, Sierd de Vries, Stephanie K.H. Janssen, Arjen P. Luijendijk, and Vincent Vuik
Chapter 9 Managed Realignment in Europe: A Synthesis of Methods, Achievements, and Challenges / Luciana S. Esteves and Jon J. Williams

Part III Synthesis of Living Shoreline Science: Physical Aspects
Chapter 10 Practical Living Shorelines: Tailored to Fit in Chesapeake Bay / Walter I. Priest III
Chapter 11 Response of Salt Marshes to Wave Energy Provides Guidance for Successful Living Shoreline Implementation / Carolyn A. Currin, Jenny Davis, and Amit Malhotra
Chapter 12 Lessons Learned from Living Shoreline Stabilization in Popular Tourist Areas: Boat Wakes, Volunteer Support, and Protecting Historic Structures / Linda Walters, Melinda Donnelly, Paul Sacks, and Donna Campbell
Chapter 13 Growing Living Shorelines and Ecological Services via Coastal Bioengineering / Steven G. Hall, Robert Beine, Matthew Campbell, Tyler Ortego, and Jon D. Risinger
Chapter 14 Evaluation of Living Shoreline Marshes as a Tool for Reducing Nitrogen Pollution in Coastal Systems / Aaron J. Beck, Randy M. Chambers, Molly M. Mitchell, and Donna Marie Bilkovic

Part IV Synthesis of Living Shoreline Science: Biological Aspects
Chapter 15 Designing Living Shoreline Salt Marsh Ecosystems to Promote Coastal Resilience / Donna Marie Bilkovic and Molly M. Mitchell
Chapter 16 Ecological Performance of Hudson River Shore Zones: What We Know and What We Need to Know / David L. Strayer and Stuart E.G. Findlay
Chapter 17 San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines: Restoring Eelgrass and Olympia Oysters for Habitat and Shore Protection / Katharyn Boyer, Chela Zabin, Susan De La Cruz, Edwin Grosholz, Michelle Orr, Jeremy Lowe, Marilyn Latta, Jen Miller, Stephanie Kiriakopolos, Cassie Pinnell, Damien Kunz, Julien Moderan, Kevin Stockmann, Geana Ayala, Robert Abbott, and Rena Obernolte
Chapter 18 Comparison of Oyster Populations, Shoreline Protection Service, and Site Characteristics at Seven Created Fringing Reefs in Louisiana: Key Parameters and Responses to Consider / Megan K. La Peyre, Lindsay Schwarting Miller, Shea Miller, and Earl Melancon
Chapter 19 Species Richness and Functional Feeding Group Patterns in Small, Patchy, Natural and Constructed Intertidal Fringe Oyster Reefs / Mark S. Peterson, Kevin S. Dillon, and Christopher A. May
Chapter 20 Ecosystem Services Provided by Shoreline Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico: An Experimental Assessment Using Live Oysters / Kenneth L. Heck, Jr., Just Cebrian, Sean P. Powers, Nate Geraldi, Rochelle Plutchak, Dorothy Byron, and Kelly Major
Chapter 21 Benches, Beaches, and Bumps: How Habitat Monitoring and Experimental Science Can Inform Urban Seawall Design / Jeffery R. Cordell, Jason D. Toft, Stuart H. Munsch, and Maureen Goff
Chapter 22 The Ecological Impacts of Reengineering Artificial Shorelines: The State of the Science / Mark Anthony Browne and M.G. Chapman

Part V Summary and Future Guidance
Chapter 23 Gaps in Knowledge: Information We Still Need to Know about Living Shoreline Erosion Control / Jana Davis
Chapter 24 A Synthesis of Living Shoreline Perspectives / Jason D. Toft, Donna Marie Bilkovic, Molly M. Mitchell, and Megan K. La Peyre


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