Evaluation of the erosion reduction potential, stability, and resilience of living shorelines in Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor Lundholm, Jeremy T. (Jeremy Todd), 1970-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Ellis, Kirsten
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-20T14:49:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-20T14:49:50Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other TC227 N6 E45 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27037
dc.description viii, 263 leaves : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract Helping Nature Heal Inc. has developed plant-based methods for coastal erosion management that can be classified as Living Shorelines. These Living Shorelines have been used in Nova Scotia for over a decade and appear to be effective for reducing erosion and increasing slope stability. To quantitatively assess erosion reduction potential of the Living Shoreline techniques, a plot-based experiment tested their effect on runoff and sediment loss from rainfall and experimental watering. Treatments that provided high amounts of soil cover showed significant reductions in sediment loss, showing that these techniques are useful for managing rainfall and overland flow erosion on steep glacial till slopes. Four Living Shorelines at various stages of maturity and representing three different coastal geomorphologies were assessed for indications of stability and resilience. At all but the high-energy cliff site, the Living Shorelines showed general indications of stability and possible resilience in the Nova Scotian coastal environment. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc TC227.N6
dc.subject.lcsh Shore protection -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Coastal zone management -- Nova Scotia
dc.title Evaluation of the erosion reduction potential, stability, and resilience of living shorelines in Nova Scotia en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Science
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Department of Biology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)

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