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Title Differential responses of tidal marsh area and delivery of ecosystem services to rising sea level
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Abstract

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century, and one of the biggest potential impacts of climate change will be sea level rise. More than 50% of the world's population lives in the coastal zone, and coastal wetlands, tidal marshes and mangroves provide ecosystem services that benefit these coastal residents. These services include disturbance regulation (e.g. shoreline protection potential), biological productivity (e.g. primary production) and waste treatment (e.g. nitrogen (N) retention and removal).

Contributors Chris Craft and Steve Pennings
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Chris Craft and Steve Pennings. 2008. Differential responses of tidal marsh area and delivery of ecosystem services to rising sea level. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER File Archive, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. (http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/app/resource_details.asp?id=267&version=1)

Key Words ecology, ecosystem services, marsh, sea level rise, tide
File Date Jul 29, 2008 (version 1)
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.