Brett Branco

Coastal Resilience, BUEE co-PI

As Director of the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, I lead and coordinate a variety of projects and initiatives that help agencies, communities and practitioners build coastal resilience, guide habitat restoration and improve environmental conditions.  Our current portfolio of projects include understanding the extent and impacts of flooding from sea level rise, king tides and storms; assessing the benefits of different shoreline types ranging from natural to nature-based to hard-structural features; monitoring the performance of living shorelines; and evaluating the potential of nature-based solutions for improving water quality. We work with an extensive network of partners ranging from city, state and federal agencies, community and environmental organizations, and other researchers.