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Plant and Soil Response to the Interactive Effects of Nutrient and Sediment Availability: Enhancing Predictive Capabilities for the Use of Sediment Diversions and Dredge Sediment for Marsh Creation

Implementing Organization

Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Louisiana State University (LSU), RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (LA-COE)


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The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program


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Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Microbial Communities

Project Description

A field and laboratory marsh study to determine the interactive effects of nutrient and sediment availability on nutrient cycling, plant productivity and biomass allocation, decomposition and soil organic matter accumulation and accretion. New information is intended to be integrated into an existing model that informs the Coastal Master Plan


Tracy Quirk
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