Understanding the trajectory of coastal salt marsh structure, function, and processes in the face of sea-level rise: A synthesis from historical imagery, biophysical processes, and hierarchical modeling


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Southern Mississippi

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Data Synthesis Grants

Project Location: Mississippi

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Resilience
Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Nearshore / Littoral Zone

Project Description

Coastal wetlands in the northern Gulf of Mexico are vulnerable to degradation by natural and human-induced environmental changes. The project researchers plan to combine historical aerial photography and satellite imagery with analyses of wetland fragmentation and other biophysical and biogeochemical data to improve predictions of the health and productivity of coastal wetlands. The products of this research are expected to inform plans for marsh preservation, restoration, and the future viability of the ecosystem services provided by coastal marshes to human communities.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of Georgia


Project ID: 494
Project Name: Understanding the trajectory of coastal salt marsh structure, function, and processes in the face of sea-level rise: A synthesis from historical imagery, biophysical processes, and hierarchical modeling
SourceUID: 2000006421
Latitude: 30.39386915
Longitude: -88.79732068
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Jackson
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Resilience
Additional Project Action(s): Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s): Nearshore / Littoral Zone
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2017
Implementing Organization: University of Southern Mississippi
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Patrick D. Biber
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Georgia
Link: https://nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/grantees/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 507000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Data Synthesis Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 507000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 12
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB