New article on sandy beach social-ecological systems at risk

If you are interested in the study of social-ecological systems and how to illustrate impact on them, such as coastal squeeze, you will find the latest article by the research project co-led by Jeremy Pittman, University of Waterloo) and Omar de Feo (UNDECIMAR) a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration. This IAI-funded study through our Small Grants Program details at length the pollution sources, including algal blooms, plastics, microplastics and sewage, and the social-ecological shifts and collapse cause by climate change and variability. The conclusion points towards the lack of long-term policies and strategic planning reducing governance capacity to respond, coupled with data limitations and "societal indifference".

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