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  • IRIS Researchers Team Up with The Nature Conservancy to protect Georgia’s coast

    IRIS Researchers Team Up with The Nature Conservancy to protect Georgia’s coast

    Story by Stacia Pelletier | Contact: Matt Bilskie New interdisciplinary pilot program explores funding salt marsh preservation and recovery How much is a salt marsh worth? That’s one of the questions the University of Georgia and The Nature Conservancy will try to answer as they launch a pilot study funded by Georgia Sea Grant to determine the socioeconomic value of salt marsh ecosystems in […]

  • Special Session Invitation: 2022 American Geophysical Union

    The 2022 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting is being held December 12-16 in Chicago, IL. My colleagues and I are hosting a session (161288) in the Natural Hazards section titled “Implementation Natural- and Nature-based Features: The Nexus of Flood Protection & Biodiversity. Session Summary We invite presentations of current research, engineering development, and implementation of […]

  • New flood maps clarify the risk homeowners face

    New flood maps clarify the risk homeowners face

    Flooding in urban areas cost Americans more than $106 billion between 1960 and 2016, damaging property, disrupting businesses and claiming lives in the process. Determining which areas are most likely to flood amid ever-changing land use and shifting rainfall and climate patterns can be expensive and complicated – and past methods of drawing flood maps fail […]