Plan for the future: Advancing ecological engineering through science, conceptual design, and community resilience building


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Submitted by David Parastatidis on June 22, 2018 - 5:51pm
Whelchel A.W., Coastal Change, Ocean Conservation and Resilient Communities, 2016

By the latter part of the twenty-first century, the globe and all societies present will be faced with compelling environmental and climatic circumstances requiring hard choices and tradeoffs to maintain standards of living and viable environmental conditions. One opportunity to shift this reality is through greater understanding of the services and benefits provided by ecosystems as a cost effective means of regulating the impacts of natural disasters and climatic change. This will require broad, collaborative exploration of the science, policy, economics, and funding needed to mainstream the use of nature-based solutions via ecological engineering and design. Clearly there is unprecedented global interest and demand for resilience to disasters and climate change that recognizes the contribution ecosystems can and are making to reduce risk at all scales. The comprehensive overview, conceptual framework, recommendations, and supportive case studies presented herein are intended to move the emerging field of ecological engineering and design forward as an imperative for humanity. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.

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Whelchel, A.W., 2016. Plan for the future: Advancing ecological engineering through science, conceptual design, and community resilience building, in: Coastal Change, Ocean Conservation and Resilient Communities. pp. 125–154. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41914-5_10
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