As the Seas Rise, Can We Restore Our Coastal Habitats?


Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

See also: 2017-2018

Steven Handel, Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

As sea levels rise, the potential loss of coastal habitats is a threat across the globe. This is of particular concern in the eastern United States, where coastlines are largely developed and offer few open spaces for habitats to move inland if present natural lands are lost. Considering the current conditions of coastlines, as well as future development scenarios, Steven Handel will discuss strategies to help maintain our coastal character and the ecological services of coastal habitats that are critical to the social, cultural, and environmental well-being of our region.

Lecture. Free and open to the public.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod


This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page.

A recording of this program will be available on our YouTube channel approximately three weeks after the lecture.


See also: Public Lectures