Stressed out: mapping the human footprint on coastal areas globally

20 Mar 2023
Israeli coastline
Coastline in northern Israel

A global mapping project led by University of Queensland researchers has revealed the major stressors placed upon global coastlines by human activity.

The team quantified and mapped the presence and extent of major land-based and marine stressors, finding that 97 per cent of coastal areas globally had at least one major stressor present.

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