Ecology and Coastal Processes

Coastal Adaptation Planning > Ecology and Coastal Processes

Coastal habitats such as dunes and wetlands serve as natural buffers to coastal hazards, including storm surge and high tides, in addition to providing a plethora of benefits ranging from cultural value, water quality filtration, and critical habitats for sensitive plant and animal species. In the face of urbanization, coastal squeeze, and increasingly severe coastal hazards due to climate change, protection and restoration of coastal habitats presents an opportunity to build coastal resilience in addition to providing multiple benefits for coastal communities.

Explore the projects below to learn more about USC Sea Grant's funded research and outreach related to ecology and coastal processes.

  • USC Sea Grant
  • 3454 Trousdale Pkwy, CAS 200
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0373
  • (213) 740 - 1961