Living Shorelines: Synthesizing the Results of a Decade of Implementation in Coastal Alabama
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)
NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Restoration of coastal habitats has proceeded rapidly over the last two decades and will likely accelerate in light of the civil settlement stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. With opportune timing, the project research team plans to synthesize data that capture biological and physical effects of living shorelines with data from companion socio-economic studies to fully evaluate the benefits of living shoreline projects across coastal Alabama. The research is expected to contribute insights into the performance and efficacy of the different environmental restoration strategies being applied across the Gulf region.