Coastal Resilience at AAAS

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Hurricane Sandy was a fearsome reminder that coastal communities are highly vulnerable to extreme weather events and environmental variability and that vulnerability is only expected to increase with climate change. Brown University scientists Heather Leslie and Leila Sievanen, members of an interdisciplinary research team focused on human-environment interactions in coastal regions, discussed these challenges at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston.

They participated in a symposium titled “Building Resilience of Coastal Communities to Environmental and Institutional Shocks” on Feb. 17, 2013, at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center.

Read more about Leila’s presentation, related to the Leslie Lab and collaborators’ research in the Gulf of California…

Read Heather’s remarks at the panel, including key questions for those working in the area of coastal resilience.

Our coastal resilience research has been featured on multiple blogs, including Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue site and the CHANS-NET portal.