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How coral reefs save lives: a discussion with H.J. Fernando

Nina Welding • DATE: May 15, 2019

 

Harindra J. Fernando, the Wayne and Diana Murdy Professor at the University of Notre Dame, was recently featured in a Greenpeace Unearthed film series, discussing correlation between coral mining around coastal areas and the amount of damage suffered during tsunamis and other flooding events.

The film [linked above] is accompanied by a longer published piece that further discusses the topic — the correlation between coral mining around coastal areas and the amount of damage suffered in those areas during tsunamis and other flooding events.

For more information on Professor Fernando's work, visit the Environmental Fluid Dynamics website.

 

Note:  While Professor Fernando's primary affiliation is in the Department of Civil Engineering & Geological Sciences, he holds a joint appointment with the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering and is a concurrent professor in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics.