A special issue of the journal Estuaries and Coasts, published in March 2014 by the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, is a seminal work on coastal ecosystems in the U.S. In this issue, research professor Michael Kennish of the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, serves as the lead editor and a contributing author. Estuaries and Coasts is one of the leading coastal publications in the world.
According to Kennish, this special issue features significant state-of-the-art research by many of the top estuarine and coastal scientists in the U.S. on the natural and man-made drivers of change in shallow coastal systems.
He underscores the importance of this publication to advance coastal science and is proud of Rutgers’ involvement and leadership role in the research and development of this special issue. “Rutgers has always played a vital role in crafting new science in the marine environment, and this publication is no exception.”
This publication, Volume 37, Supplement 1, is dedicated to Scott Nixon, an internationally renowned estuarine scientist and professor at the University of Rhode Island, who passed away in 2012.