The Coastal Barrier Island Network (CBIN): Future management strategies for barrier islands

Joesting, Heather and Feagin, Rusty and Smith, William and Williams, Amy (2010) The Coastal Barrier Island Network (CBIN): Future management strategies for barrier islands. In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 ,Wilmington, North Carolina,

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Abstract

Barrier islands are ecosystems that border coastal shorelines and form a protective barrier between continental shorelines and the wave action originating offshore. In addition to forming and maintaining an array of coastal and estuarine habitats of ecological and economic importance, barrier island coastlines also include some of the greatest concentrations of human populations and accompanying anthropogenic development in the world. These islands have an extremely dynamic nature whereby major changes in geomorphology and hydrology can occur over short time periods (i.e. days, hours) in response to extreme episodic storm events such as hurricanes and northeasters. The native vegetation and geological stability of these ecosystems are tightly coupled with one another and are vulnerable to storm-related erosion events, particularly when also disturbed by anthropogenic development. (PDF contains 4 pages)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: The Coastal Barrier Island Network (CBIN): Future management strategies for barrier islands
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Joesting, Heather
Feagin, Rusty
Smith, William
Williams, Amy
Date: 2010
Funders: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant
Event Title: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Event Dates: June 13-16, 2010
Issuing Agency: The Coastal Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCS22
Subjects: Oceanography
Information Management
Earth Sciences
Item ID: 3919
Depositing User: Cynthia Murray
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 21:22
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:40
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3919

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