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URI scientists edit, author new book on restoration of salt marshes

About 50 percent of the salt marshes in the Northeast have been destroyed by human development, and many of those that remain have been severely degraded by roads and other crossings, restricting tidal flows and limiting their ability to provide flood protection, water quality maintenance and wildlife habitat.

A new book, co-edited by a URI scientist and including chapters written by several others affiliated with URI, provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance to reverse this trend and restore many of these marshes.

Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management was edited by Charles Roman, a coastal ecologist for the National Park Service and professor-in-residence at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, and...

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