A study by Juliana Barrett of CT Sea Grant and UConn researcher Tao Wu looks at past land use changes and the importance of taking factors such as socio-economic development and the dynamic nature of coastal environments into consideration to make these areas more resilient to climate change.
If experience really is the best teacher, Deborah Abibou and Alicia Tyson have been to some of the prime places to learn about community resilience work. The two recently joined CTSG, filling new positions as sustainable and resilient community extension educators.
“Making Connections,” the theme of the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of Wrack Lines, focuses on how climate change is amplifying the many ways that people and nature are intertwined.
As National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 5 – 11 calls on everyone to be more aware of how to protect themselves from natural disasters, researchers in Connecticut are exploring an area of vulnerability that shouldn’t be overlooked.
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Van Patten, P. 2008. Are You Ready for the Next “Big One?” How to prepare for the next big Northeast hurricane strike. Wrack Lines 8:2, Fall/Winter 2008. (PDF)
Ebbin, S.A. 2008. Recounting the Hurricane of 1938: Local memories of a Regional Disaster. in: Wrack Lines, Fall/Winter 2008 Volume 8 Number 2, pp. 3-7. (PDF)