As sea levels rise and adverse weather events become more common, vulnerable coastal communities are at increasing risk of devastation from storm surges and tsunamis. The death toll from tsunamis was 260,000 during the past century. A research team led by the University of Göttingen has now compared the effects of man-made and ecosystem protection to propose an approach including mangroves and coral reefs in coastal protection. The results appeared in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.
- Trends in Ecology & Evolution