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Resilience Concepts Poised to Aid Management of Coastal Marine Ecosystems
December 28, 2007
Insights into the processes that drive changes in coastal areas have yielded new directions for research, monitoring and management of such regions, which are prone to sudden ecological shifts. Innovative management approaches inspired by modeling of coastal ecosystems are already being put into place.
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