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Dr Clare Maynard

Dr Clare Maynard
Research Fellow


 

Research into the potential of restoring fringe saltmarsh has led to a multi-year and multi-partnership project ‘Saltmarshes on the Fringe’ that aims to restore approximately three linear kilometres of this valuable habitat to the local and internationally important Eden Estuary. This is a cost-effective and adaptive, yet largely unexplored, coastal management strategy that can improve the ecological status of degraded saltmarshes, extend the lifespan of vulnerable sea defences and create more sustainable and resilient shorelines.

Greenhouse and field based trials will develop methods to increase the transplant yield of native saltmarsh species and reduce wave stress in newly created saltmarsh. The production of saltmarsh restoration guidelines will allow the strategy to be transferred to other estuaries with similarly degraded habitats and shorelines.

The current project is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and the Fife Environment Trust, and follows on from the support of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Ministry of Defence and the St Andrews Links Trust.

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Contact Details:

Dr Clare Maynard
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 463483
fax:
room: 1.10
email: cem3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Related:

Sediment Ecology Research Group
School of Biology
Scottish Oceans Institute

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The Secretary
Scottish Oceans Institute
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Scotland
UK

tel: +44 (0) 1334 463472
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463443
email: soi@st-andrews.ac.uk

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