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Transport Thresholds for Fine Sediment in Vegetation

Implementing Organization

The Water Institute of the Gulf

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$592,179

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

Environmental Research

Targeted Resources

Wetlands/Marshes/Estuaries

Project Description

Sea-level rise poses a serious challenge to natural resource managers as they work to retain and restore coastal marshes. Sediment transported to a marsh by a river or tides can play an important role in mitigating the effects of sea-level rise by increasing land surface elevation. At present there are no standardized data collection techniques that can be used to monitor sediment transport into and within vegetated regions, limiting the ability to measure and predict the influence of restoration efforts. This project, developed in close collaboration with coastal restoration practitioners, aims to establish a standardized data collection methodology for monitoring sediment transport within coastal wetland vegetation. Restoration practitioners will be able to use this methodology to improve predictions of marsh sustainability and better assess the effectiveness of restoration efforts.

Contact

Christopher Esposito
None
cesposito@thewaterinstitute.org
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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