URI.com: About 50% of the saltmarshes in the Northeast have been destroyed by human development, and many of those that remain have been severely degraded by roads and other crossings, restricting tidal flows and limiting their ability to provide flood protection, water quality maintenance and wildlife habitat.

A new book, co-edited by a University of Rhode Island scientist and including chapters written by several others affiliated with URI, provides the scientific foundation and practical guidance to reverse this trend and restore many of these marshes.

Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management was edited by Charles Roman, a coastal ecologist for the National Park Service and professor-in-residence at the URI Graduate School of Oceanography, and David Burdick, a research associate professor at the University of New Hampshire. It was published by Island Press.

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