Coastal & Marine Conservation

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Harp Falk: the Chesapeake Bay needs both heart and science to thrive

“To succeed in the next chapter of bay-saving, we’re going to have to widen conservation’s historically narrow lens… this isn’t just about one state, one agency, or one organization; this is an “all of the above” situation. We need to use the science and the data. But we also need to use our heart — our passion, our energy, our compassion and our courage.”
November 27, 2023
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Cohen connects coral decline to ballast discharge

Andrew Cohen’s letter to the editor in the Washington Post points out that ballast discharge is an important factor in coral reef disease and decline. He writes: “In recent years, coral reefs in Florida and elsewhere in the Caribbean have...
September 27, 2023
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Goodrich SDSU spotlight: where wetlands protection and social justice intersect

“My work is about environmental protection, but at the same time we have to think about the human dimension,” Goodrich explains. “At the research reserve, we like to advance co-benefits: how can we protect places, but at the same time protect people? How can we be in more of a reciprocal relationship?”
July 26, 2023
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Rafeed Hussain

2023 Fellow
Rafeed's research focuses on offshore wind development perceptions and impacts on coastal communities. Although Rafeed has a brain trained in natural and social sciences, his heart lies in photography and science communication.
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Nia Bartolucci

2023 Fellow
Nia studies how climate change and other anthropogenic impacts are affecting the biogeochemistry and ecosystem function of coastal wetlands.
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Kaiȧulu: Gathering Tides with Mehana Blaich Vaughan

he InCommon Podcast interviewed Mehana, exploring how she came to write her book Kaiȧulu: Gathering Tides, and the themes and stories the book illuminates.
May 16, 2023
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Transformative Climate Adaptation with Linda Shi

How can we plan for urban climate adaptation in ways that improve sustainability and social justice? Switzer Fellow Linda Shi studies the land governance institutions that make cities and disadvantaged groups vulnerable to climate impacts...
March 20, 2023
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Luis presents AquaWatch webinar on investigations of aquatic applications in Google Earth Engine

The need for global-scale, open access, fit-for-purpose coastal and inland water quality information is shared by scientists, decision-makers, industry professionals, and the general public. GEOAquawatch’s Google Earth Engine (GEE) working group set out to explore the ability for Google Earth Engine to fill this shared need.
January 26, 2023
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Andrew Cohen publishes op-ed on failure to regulate ballast water discharges

Andrew Cohen's op-ed in the Hill, the pollution EPA refuses to regulate, describes the consequences of failing to regulate ballast water discharges. Ballast water inadvertently transports invasive aquatic species and human and animal pathogens around the world.
November 23, 2022
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Brooks calls for protection of the Southern Ocean ecosystem

An international group of scientists calling for protective limits on fishing in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean. Their paper in the journal Science reports that current levels of fishing, combined with climate change, are taking a concerning toll on a diverse ecosystem of global significance.
November 23, 2022