Engineering With Nature


A collection of journal and magazine articles, books, and technical reports featuring Engineering With Nature.

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September 22, 2023
This report highlights the unique challenges and opportunities for utilizing NBS at Department of Defense (DoD) installations in the Desert Southwest. The proposed solutions highlighted in this report use NBS to harness the power of nature to support mission sustainment and resilience in the hars...
September 15, 2023
Avery B. Paxton, Todd M. Swannack, Candice D. Piercy, Safra Altman, Leanne Poussard, Brandon J. Puckett, Curt D. Storlazzi, and T. Shay Viehman
Background: Shallow, tropical coral reefs face compounding threats from habitat degradation due to coastal development and pollution, impacts from storms and sea-level rise, and pulse disturbances like blast fishing, mining, dredging, and ship groundings that reduce coral reefs’ height and var...
September 14, 2023
Taylor Cagle, Emily Russ, Kelsey Fall, Amanda Tritinger, Burton Suedel, Katie Brutsché, and Todd Bridges
Engineering With Nature proudly co-hosted the inaugural Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Workshop, which aimed to address challenges hindering increased beneficial use (BU) of dredged material within the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The workshop brought together representatives from USAC...
September 13, 2023
Tosin Sekoni, Mark Eberle, Brian Durham, and Matthew Balazik
This technical note is the third in a series about using native plant communities to enhance dredge material placement areas (DMPAs), confined disposal facilities (CDFs), and projects where dredged sediments are used for various engineering purposes. DMPAs and CDFs occur in numerous locations spa...
September 12, 2023
Tosin Sekoni, Mark Eberle, Matthew Balazik, Monica Chasten, Bob Collins, Brian Durham, Darrell Evans, and Kevin Philley
This technical note is the fourth in a series about using native plant communities to achieve engineering and ecological purposes such as shoreline stabilization, structural enhancements, habitat creation, and ecosystem development. In this series, we demonstrate the utility of natural materials ...
August 18, 2023
Burton Suedel, Amanda Tritinger, Kyle McKay, Jon Calabria, Matthew Bilskie, James Byers, Brock Woodson, Kelsey Broich, Emily Dolatowski, and Eleanor Hair
As shorelines change and infrastructure ages, communities may be faced with how to strengthen their shoreline or protect against flooding. Landscape architecture can play a meaningful role in each step of the process for implementing nature-based infrastructure: scoping, decision-making, implemen...
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