Scientific Committee / Keynote Speaker
Lu Esteves is an Associate Professor in the Department of Life & Environmental Sciences, Bournemouth University, UK. Her work focuses on natural and human-induced drivers of change in estuaries and coasts and applications to ecosystem-based management. She has worked closely with researchers and practitioners concerned with management of coastal hazards in the UK, South Africa, Brazil and across Europe. She has summarised her research on drivers and mechanisms for the implementation of managed realignment in Europe and beyond in a book and other publications. Her recent projects include: assessing risks to coastal/marine cultural heritage in East Africa; the effects of climate change on beach behaviour in Brazil; and practical applications of ecosystem-based management in coastal areas. She is actively engaged in initiatives that address gender bias in research and the academic environment and is a member of the executive committee for the Women in Coastal Geosciences and Engineering network.
Talk Title: Habitat restoration, flood risk and human nature: is managed realignment what we need for the coasts and estuaries we want?
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