Functional Diversity <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> en-US <p><span>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</span></p><p>-Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="" target="_new">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p><p>-Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</p><p>-Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</p> (Jana Vamosi) (Natalie D'Souza) Sun, 20 May 2018 15:31:50 -0600 OJS 60 In the face of the storm: three habitats shield the coast from hurricane-induced erosion Commentary Arisha Grabtchak Copyright (c) 2018 Arisha Grabtchak Sun, 20 May 2018 15:31:49 -0600