Much of the research done in the Interdisciplinary Marine Conservation Ecology Laboratory has direct application to management actions of conservation policy. Specifically, results and analyses have relevance to:

(1) designing beach nourishment projects so as to protect habitat function and value for surf-fishes and shorebirds;

(2) predicting and assessing impacts of oil spills on coastal ecosystems;

(3) protecting and restoring coastal fisheries results of these projects

This website posts educational presentations that illustrate how many of these coastal systems function and what can cause serious impacts to them unless enlightened management designs projects to avoid or minimize such impacts.