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Research Article

The Protective Role of Coastal Marshes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

  • Christine C. Shepard mail,

    cshepard@ucsc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ocean Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Caitlin M. Crain,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Michael W. Beck

    Affiliation: The Nature Conservancy, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, United States of America

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  • Published: November 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027374

About the Authors

Christine C. Shepard
Department of Ocean Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Caitlin M. Crain
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Michael W. Beck
The Nature Conservancy, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: cshepard@ucsc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CS CC MB. Performed the experiments: CS. Analyzed the data: CS CC. Wrote the paper: CS CC MB.