Dr Rebecca Morris

Research interests

Marine ecology and coastal climate adaptation

Applying ecological engineering techniques to develop novel methods for shoreline protection using a diversity of restored or created coastal habitats (e.g. mangroves, saltmarsh, seagrass, kelp and shellfish reefs).

Research projects

  • Creating windows of opportunity in mangrove restoration
  • Developing novel biodegradable materials for use in living shorelines and restoration (with Dr Rackel San Nicolas, Infrastructure Engineering)
  • The missing ecosystem service: assessing wave attenuation of kelp beds
  • Spatial prioritisation of nature-based coastal defence under climate change (with Dr Rebecca Runting, School of Geography)
  • Ecological data to inform shellfish reef living shorelines

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