​​Brady among national experts on NOAA-led study of the climate change vulnerability of coastal habitats in the Northeast

A first-of-its-kind climate vulnerability assessment of 52 marine, estuarine and riverine habitats in the Northeast United States found more than half impacted negatively by climate change. Coastal habitats also are highly vulnerable, due in part to nonclimate, human-caused stressors, according to a NOAA-led research team that included Damian Brady, University of Maine associate professor of marine sciences, based at the Darling Marine Center, and other nationally recognized experts. Salt marshes, shellfish reefs, deep-sea corals, seagrasses, kelp and intertidal habitats are among the most vulnerable habitats, notes a NOAA story on the study. The team’s findings were published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.