Ariana Sutton-Grier, an associate research professor at ESSIC, was quoted in a recent Delmarva Now piece about the erosion and flooding going on around Deal Island, Maryland. She is quoted saying the following:
“The community is quite concerned about the fact that additional erosion could lead to really increased flooding in their neighborhoods and on their roads,” said Ariana Sutton-Grier, director of science for the The Nature Conservancy Maryland chapter of the project site.
“Researchers and residents worry that further erosion at this site could join the ocean with marsh water inland, which would substantially increase the risk of flooding in the area. The site has become a high priority for the Deal Island community, said Sutton-Grier.”
Sutton-Grief is an ecosystem ecologist with expertise in wetland ecology and restoration, biodiversity, biogeochemistry, climate change, and ecosystem services. In addition to her work at ESSIC, she is also the director of science for the MD/DC chapter of the Nature Conservancy.
To read the article in full, click here: Deal Island flooding: ‘The waters are rising’