Assessing the environmental impacts of beach nourishment

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dc.contributor.author Peterson, Charles en_US
dc.contributor.author Bishop, Melanie en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:44:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:44:54Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2005002514 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Peterson Charles and Bishop Melanie 2005, 'Assessing the environmental impacts of beach nourishment', American Institute of Biological Science, vol. 55, no. 10, pp. 887-896. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0006-3568 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8696
dc.description.abstract With sea levels rising under global warming, dredge-and-fill rpograms are increasignly employed to protect coastal development from shoreline erosion. Such beach "nourishment" can bury shallow reefs and degrade other beach habitats, depressing nesting in sea turtles andreducing the densities of invertebrate prey for shorebirds, surf fish and crabs. Despite decades of agency-mandated monitoring at great expense, much uncertainty about the biological impacts of beach nourishment nonethless exists. A review of 46 beach monitoring studies show that 9a) nly 11% of the studies controlled for both natural spatial and temporal variation in their analyses, (b) 56% reached conclusions that were not adequately supported, and (c) 49% failed to meet publication standards for citation and synthesis of related work. Monitoring is typically conducted through project promoters, with no independent peer review, and the permitting agencies exhibit inadequate expertise to review biostatistical designs. Monitoring results are rarely used to scale mitigation to compensate for injured resources. Reform of agnecy practices is urgently needed as the risk of cumulative impacts grows. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher American Institute of Biological Science en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0887:ATEIOB]2.0.CO;2 en_US
dc.title Assessing the environmental impacts of beach nourishment en_US
dc.parent BioScience en_US
dc.journal.volume 55 en_US
dc.journal.number 10 en_US
dc.publocation Washington DC, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 887 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 896 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 060200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000025018 en_US
dc.personcode 995485 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom 3.041 en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords beach nourishment, biological impacts, monitoring, public trust, sampling design en_US
dc.staffid 995485 en_US


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