Quantify marsh edge erodibility as a function of salinity and nutrients
Louisiana State University
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The U.S. Department of Treasury
The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program
The research will use a combination of hydrodynamic and biochemistry modeling, intensive field studies, and landscape modeling to evaluate the role of salinity and river inputs in influencing marsh edge erosion. Results will include a marsh edge erosion model to predict marsh loss 50 to 100 years in the future under different salinity and water chemistry scenarios, with emphasis on nutrient loading from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.