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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

Implementing Organization

University of Southern Mississippi

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$507,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program – Grants

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Resilience

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

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.

Contact

Patrick D. Biber
None
patrick.biber@usm.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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