Quantifying the effectiveness of shoreline armoring removal on coastal biota of Puget Sound

Three of the six restored sites used for this analysis.
Frames (A, C, and E) show shorelines armored prior to their respective restorations and frames (B, D, and F) show shorelines in their restored state. Left to right: Cornet Bay (A, B), Salmon Bay Natural Area (C, D), Seahurst Park I (E, F). Photo Credit for frame (A): Sarah Schmidt. Photo Credit for frame (B): Lisa Kauman. Photo Credit for frames (C–F): Jason D. Toft.

2017 SMEA graduate, Tim Lee, whose SMEA thesis entitled, “Quantifying the effectiveness of shoreline armoring removal on coastal biota of Puget Sound“, was recently published in PeerJ. Lee did a meta-analysis of data from School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) research scientists Jason Toft and Jeff Cordell to show that removing shoreline armoring in Puget Sound is an effective restoration technique. Congratulations to Lee and his co-authors!