Application of management tools to integrate ecological principles with the design of marine infrastructure
Katherine A Dafforn, Mariana Mayer-Pinto, Rebecca L Morris, Nathan J Waltham
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2015
Globally the coastal zone is suffering the collateral damage from continuing urban development and construction, expanding resource sectors, increasing population, regulation to river flow, and on-going land change and degradation. While protection of natural coastal habitat is recommended, balancing conservation with human services is now the challenge for managers. Marine infrastructure such as seawalls, marinas and offshore platforms is increasingly used to support and provide services, but has primarily been designed for engineering purposes without consideration of the ecological consequences. Increasingly developments are seeking alternatives to hard engineering and a range of ecologic..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
The authors would like to acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council LP140100753 for KAD. MMP received research support from the University of New South Wales. RLM is supported by a Britain-Australia PhD Studentship. NJW is funded by the College of Marine & Tropical Biology, James Cook University. The authors would like to thank Professor Emma Johnston and two anonymous reviewers for comments that helped to improve the manuscript. This is SIMS Publication # 153.