As living shorelines have rapidly increased in popularity, the science has matured to a level where the first textbook on the science and practice of living shorelines has been released. Assistant Professor Scyphers has co-authored a book chapter framing the potential benefits of living shorelines for nature and people.
While results of a survey of Florida anglers revealed that potential conflicts with other fisheries may impede shark conservation efforts, most were supportive of both conservation and sustainable fisheries goals. Assistant Professor Steven Scyphers’ work highlights the importance for management of understanding stakeholder attitudes and perceptions.
Recent research by Grabowski Lab postdoctoral researcher Rachel Gittman and colleagues suggests that nature-based coastal protection schemes may be able to more effectively align with shoreline homeowner needs.
With sea levels rising and storm frequency and intensity increasing, Northeastern faculty and postdocs are working to understand the costs and benefits of hard vs. soft shorelines, and decisions facing coastal homeowners regarding how to best protect property.
How are complex socio-environmental decisions made? Assistant Professor Steven Scyphers, a sustainability scientist, combines findings from surveys and interviews with ecological information to better understand factors that play into decision-making.
Recent work by MSC researchers Rachel Gittman, Steven Scyphers, and Jonathan Grabowski investigates the effects of manmade shoreline protection structures on biodiversity and species abundance.
New work published by MSC researchers surveys fishers to assess their opinions of striped bass management strategies.
Marine biology major Lauren Josephs was featured in a recent article about the annual College of Science co-op expo. Josephs completed the Three Seas Program and went on to co-op with MSC Postdoctoral Researcher Steven Scyphers.
Two undergraduates have received the Provost’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors Award to conduct research at the MSC.
MSC Postdoc Steven Scyphers investigates the ecological value of submerged breakwaters as an alternative to habitat degrading seawalls constructed to prevent erosion of coastal property.