Understanding human impacts to tropical coastal ecosystems through integrated hillslope erosion measurements, optical coastal waters characterization, watershed modeling, marine ecosystem assessments, and natural resource valuations in two constrasting watersheds in Puerto Rico.

Jorge Ortiz-Zayas1, Joel Melendez2, Maritza Barreto3, Luis Santiago2, Juan Luis Torres-Perez4, Carlos E Ramos-Scharron5, Yasiel Figueroa1, Shimelis Gebriye Setegn6, Liane S Guild7 and Roy Armstrong8, (1)University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR, United States, (2)University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, Cidra, PR, United States, (3)University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, Planning School, San Juan, PR, United States, (4)Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Moffett Field, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (5)Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX, United States, (6)Florida International Universi, North Miami, FL, United States, (7)NASA Ames Res Ctr, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (8)University of Puerto Rico, Dept. Marine Sciences, Lajas, PR, United States