urbanmarineecology.org is a resource for scientists, city planners, architects, and concerned citizens interested in building resilience, marine biodiversity, and social and ecological sustainability in coastal cities through ecologically-informed shoreline design.
The site was founded in 2012 by Dr. Eliza Heery, a marine ecologist specializing in urban ecosystems. Its purpose is to make the science of urban marine ecology and recent ecological engineering advances for urban waterfronts freely available and accessible to designers, policy makers, and the public. By sharing the most up-to-date science and highlighting design innovations, urbanmarineecology.org aims to encourage shoreline development that transforms the marine environment in coastal cities into vibrant and productive ecosystems with expanded benefits for urban populations.
About Dr. Eliza Heery
Dr. Heery is a marine ecologist researching ecological processes and community dynamics underwater in coastal cities. She received her PhD from the University of Washington, MS from Virginia Tech, and BS from Emory University, and is currently a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore. Click here to read more about Dr. Heery. Or, go directly to her CV.
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