Seeing What The Landscape Would Be Without Urbanization

Large parts of the Jersey Shore, especially around the Barrier Island, used to be large wetlands. Urbanization has taken over the areas over the past 100 years already. The Edwin B Forsyth National Wildlife Preserve is an exception in the otherwise very developed coastal areas. This nature area is very important habitat for birds, waterfowl, … More Seeing What The Landscape Would Be Without Urbanization

Happy 4th of July!

Yesterday was the Fourth of July, a national holiday celebrating the independence of the US. The whole day, the boardwalk and beach were extra busy. People dressed up in American flags, musicians, many people having a day on the beach with their families. At the end of the afternoon, the beach was cleared to set … More Happy 4th of July!

Welcome-to-New-Jersey-coffee with Mike from Monmouth University

During the past months of research, we got in contact with a local expert of Monmouth University; Mike Schwebel. He was so kind to meet us for a Welcome-to-New-Jersey-coffee. In this work, he focusses on social resilience and climate adaptation – perfect input for what we are doing here. We talked about why we are here … More Welcome-to-New-Jersey-coffee with Mike from Monmouth University

Flood Alarm

First night on location and already confronted with the water issues that are present here. Around 21:30 in the evening, Anouks phone made a noise that we didn’t know it could produce. Sounded like a large air alert, accompanied by a text warning for floods in our area due to heavy rainfall. Because of all … More Flood Alarm