Disturbance prevention

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(flood and storm protection)

Marine ecosystems can provide a 'buffering' effect that protects humans from the effects of destructive perturbations such as floods and storms. Wetlands and floodplains, for example, can help to alleviate the effects of floods by trapping stormwater.