Biological–physical interactions are fundamental to understanding and managing coastal dynamics

Martin Solan*, Tom Spencer*, David M. Paterson, Christopher A. Unsworth, Elizabeth K. Christie, Andrew J. Blight, Jenny Brown, Helen Brooks, I. Dougal Lichtman, Xiaoyan Wei, Xiaorong Li, Pete Thorne, Julian Leyland, Jasmin A. Godbold, Charlie Thompson, Megan E. Williams, Andrew Plater, Iris Moller, Laurent O. Amoudry

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There is an urgent need to address coastal dynamics as a fundamental interaction between physical and biological processes, particularly when trying to predict future biological–physical linkages under anticipated changes in environmental forcing. More integrated modelling, support for observational networks and the use of management interventions as controlled experimental exercises should now be vigorously pursued.
Original languageEnglish
Article number230155
Number of pages6
JournalRoyal Society Open Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2023


  • Biological-physical interactions
  • Coastal protection
  • Nature-based solution
  • Perspective
  • Science
  • Wetland


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