IRIS Researchers featured in Savannah Morning News as they work to ensure (and insure) a future for Georgia marshes

green marsh under grey cloud

IRIS research conducted by Dr. Matt Bilskie and Dr. Yukiko Hashida was recently featured in the Savannah Morning News for their partnership with the Nature Conservancy.

Their work is centered on insuring marshes for their environmental benefits. As Dr. Hashida is quoted as saying in the article, “The insurance industry, by definition, is long-term (planning) – they have to go beyond 30 years, 50 years, and so they’re really exploring climate change and sea level rise.”

Read the full story here.

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