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Dune and Dirty: Hurricane Teaches Lessons Through Ecosystem Research
December 8, 2008
Rusty Feagin was managing several ecosystem research projects on Galveston Island, Texas, when the 2008 hurricane season began. Then he got an unexpected visit from a research assistant named Ike. "Ike reconfirmed the basic idea I've had for several years," said Feagin, an ecosystem scientist with Texas AgriLife Research. "The plants on sand dunes and in marshes build an island's elevation, so we shouldn't compromise that."
Texas A&M AgriLife Communications
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