CSCOR uses a mix of regional ecosystem and site-specific studies
to address pressing national issues affecting coastal communities.
Such an approach allows CSCOR to understand and address complex coastal
issues within a coordinated, interdisciplinary framework. CSCOR focuses
its efforts on five key stressors or causes of ecosystem change: climate
change, extreme natural events, pollution, invasive species, and land
and resources use. All CSCOR programs are undertaken with the understanding
that coastal issues are complex, and that these stressors interact
with one another. CSCOR research seeks to understand the impacts that
these stressors have on coastal ecosystems, including the human dimension
of social and economic impacts. CSCOR is ideally suited to study these
problems in a holistic framework that accounts for the interactions
between the different stressor categories (i.e., multiple stressors).
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