The following resources were either published by the Stone Living Lab team members, or are closely related to the work the Lab is conducting.


Nature-Based Solutions Story Map (NPS)

Explore this National Park Service compiled story map explaining what nature-based solutions are, along with their potential to address coastal threats in the National Parks.


Beach Profiling in an Urban Harbor via Participatory Science: Bridging Research and Outreach in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This report from the 2021 Beach Profiling community science project was submitted for presentation at the 2023 Coastal Sediments Conference Series. The report includes results and discussion of the value of community participation in novel research.


Modifications of Coastal Protection Structures to Enhance Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

This Stone Living Lab-funded study assessed whether innovation in the surface structure or surface composition of vertical concrete shoreline seawalls could enhance intertidal biodiversity compared to plain vertical concrete seawalls and bulkheads.


A Comparison of Durability and Recruitment Rate for Reef Mimics Constructed from Marine Concrete and CaCO3-Enriched Concrete

This Stone Living Lab-funded study compared the performance of reef mimics constructed from marine concrete with those constructed with CaCO3-enriched concrete.


Intertidal Biodiversity Monitoring Storymap

Researchers from UMass Boston and the Stone Living Lab wanted to learn more about intertidal habitats across Boston Harbor. Specifically, what kinds of creatures live on our shorelines? How are they being affected by extreme weather events? How can we design future development to support these areas? Participants in this project help researchers collect intertidal biodiversity and temperature data. This storymap provides details on the research and results.


Beach Profiling Storymap

The Lab conducted a beach profiling community science program at 12 sites across Boston Harbor in 2021. By collecting monthly profiles and seeing how they change over time and after storms, we can paint a picture of how our beaches are being affected by climate change. This storymap describes the project and summarizes results.