Learn about an interdisciplinary approach to solving a critical societal need: Erosion control and habitat and ecosystem restoration.
This event is part of a larger seminar series designed to bring UNH and local marine communities together to learn, discuss, network and develop new ideas and ways to collaborate with partners both on and off campus.
- David Burdick will discuss the function and value of coastal ecosystems and why and how we focus on habitat restoration in NH.
- Tom Ballestero will introduce the concept of ‘living shorelines’ and how this concept is guiding habitat restoration in coastal areas in NH. He will also discuss why living shorelines beneficial to coastal communities.
- Cat Ashcraft will examine social and bureaucratic barriers to developing and installing living shorelines and potential strategies for moving forward.
After the presentations, there will be a social hour with a cash bar.