Sustainable Coastal Development: Should We Care About Surface Materials?
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Juan is a research scientist at the Universidad de Cádiz and the Universidad de Sevilla.

                       

Sustainable Coastal Development: Should We Care About Surface Materials?

Today, nearly half of the world's population lives within 150 km from the coast and, in an increasingly urbanized world, most people experience marine environment in cities. In just the Mediterranean Sea, more than fifty percent of rocky shorelines are now artificial, and man-made designs have replaced natural environment, causing decreases in benthic species richness, biodiversity, and populations connectivity. In addition, harbors and cities receive higher propagule pressure of non-indigenous species by vessels, and some of these species may benefit...

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