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dc.contributor.authorAllen, Thomasen
dc.contributor.authorBehr, Joshuaen
dc.contributor.authorBukvic, Anamariaen
dc.contributor.authorCalder, Ryan S. D.en
dc.contributor.authorCaruson, Kikien
dc.contributor.authorConnor, Charlesen
dc.contributor.authorD'Elia, Christopheren
dc.contributor.authorDismukes, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorErsing, Robinen
dc.contributor.authorFranklin, Rimaen
dc.contributor.authorGoldstein, Jesseen
dc.contributor.authorGoodall, Jonathonen
dc.contributor.authorHemmerling, Scotten
dc.contributor.authorIrish, Jennifer L.en
dc.contributor.authorLazarus, Stevenen
dc.contributor.authorLoftis, Dereken
dc.contributor.authorLuther, Marken
dc.contributor.authorMcCallister, Leighen
dc.contributor.authorMcGlathery, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Mollyen
dc.contributor.authorMoore, William B.en
dc.contributor.authorNichols, C. Reiden
dc.contributor.authorNunez, Karinnaen
dc.contributor.authorReidenbach, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorShortridge, Julieen
dc.contributor.authorWeisberg, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorDonelson Wright, Lynnen
dc.contributor.authorXia, Mengen
dc.contributor.authorXu, Kehuien
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Donalden
dc.contributor.authorZarillo, Garyen
dc.contributor.authorZinnert, Julie C.en
dc.contributor.editorLee, Kennethen
dc.description.abstractLow elevation coastal zones (LECZ) are extensive throughout the southeastern United States. LECZ communities are threatened by inundation from sea level rise, storm surge, wetland degradation, land subsidence, and hydrological flooding. Communication among scientists, stakeholders, policy makers and minority and poor residents must improve. We must predict processes spanning the ecological, physical, social, and health sciences. Communities need to address linkages of (1) human and socioeconomic vulnerabilities; (2) public health and safety; (3) economic concerns; (4) land loss; (5) wetland threats; and (6) coastal inundation. Essential capabilities must include a network to assemble and distribute data and model code to assess risk and its causes, support adaptive management, and improve the resiliency of communities. Better communication of information and understanding among residents and officials is essential. Here we review recent background literature on these matters and offer recommendations for integrating natural and social sciences. We advocate for a cyber-network of scientists, modelers, engineers, educators, and stakeholders from academia, federal state and local agencies, non-governmental organizations, residents, and the private sector. Our vision is to enhance future resilience of LECZ communities by offering approaches to mitigate hazards to human health, safety and welfare and reduce impacts to coastal residents and industries.en
dc.format.extentPages 1196-1196en
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.subject0405 Oceanographyen
dc.subject0704 Fisheries Sciencesen
dc.subject0911 Maritime Engineeringen
dc.titleAnticipating and adapting to the future impacts of climate change on the health, security and welfare of low elevation coastal zone (LECZ) communities in Southeastern USAen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.description.versionPublished versionen
dc.title.serialJournal of Marine Science and Engineeringen
dc.identifier.orcidCalder, Ryan [0000-0001-5618-9840]en
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