Functional Diversity 2018-05-20T15:31:50-06:00 Jana Vamosi Open Journal Systems <p><span>Functional Diversity is a forum for the publication of research in functional biodiversity, sparking awareness of the "economics of biology" in the face of diminishing biodiversity resources. Manuscripts relating to the biodiversity of all taxa, in any biome and geographic area will be considered. The journal publishes papers that contribute to new developments in how biodiversity relates to ecosystem function and ecosystem services in terms of food security, human health, and ecosystem stability. Manuscripts are welcome from the fields of environmental economics and biodiversity science.</span></p><p> </p><p>Functional Diversity strives to communicate science to the public. If you want the distilled version of our articles, please visit our blog at <a title="The Distillery" href="">The Distillery</a></p> In the face of the storm: three habitats shield the coast from hurricane-induced erosion 2018-05-20T15:31:49-06:00 Arisha Grabtchak Commentary 2018-05-20T15:31:49-06:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Arisha Grabtchak