Journal of Coastal Conservation Accepts Paper by ES Alumna

A paper based on master’s thesis work by Sally Sims, MS ’12,  has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Coastal Conservation. The paper, entitled “Room to Move? Threatened Shorebird Habitat in the Path of Sea Level RiseDynamic Beaches, Multiple Users, and Mixed Ownership: A Case Study from Rhode Island, USA,” uses simulations of sea level coupled with an understanding of shore bird ecology to assess the impacts of climate change in coastal areas in the coming decades. The paper is co-written by Jennifer Seavey, Sims’  outside examiner and thesis reviewer, and Sims’ advisor, Charles Curtin, core faculty in the Department of Environmental Studies.