Living shorelines can enhance the nursery role of threatened estuarine habitats.

  title={Living shorelines can enhance the nursery role of threatened estuarine habitats.},
  author={Rachel K. Gittman and Charles H. Peterson and Carolyn A. Currin and F Joel Fodrie and Michael F. Piehler and John F. Bruno},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={26 1},
Coastal ecosystems provide numerous services, such as nutrient cycling, climate change amelioration, and habitat provision for commercially valuable organisms. Ecosystem functions and processes are modified by human activities locally and globally, with degradation of coastal ecosystems by development and climate change occurring at unprecedented rates. The demand for coastal defense strategies against storms and sea-level rise has increased with human population growth and development along… 

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