Restoration/Conservation

Restoration/Conservation

The protection, conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems and their natural resources is an essential element to achieve a sustainable development. The  deterioration of coastal ecosystems, in terms of loss of biodiversity and the goods and services they offer, has meant that within the IH Cantabria has consolidated a line of research aimed at:
  • Assessing the conservation status of habitats and coastal species;
  • Analyzing their interactions with human activities, and
  • Developing restoration strategies to ensure maintenance of basic ecological functions and processes (food webs, hydrological variability, flood control, nutrient retention, coastal protection, etc).

The team that make up this line of work is highly multidisciplinary including biologists, chemists, marine scienctists and environmental scientists and civil engineers.

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