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Title GCE III renewal proposal, submitted to NSF in February 2012 (public version)
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Abstract

The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems (GCE) LTER is located along three adjacent sounds on the Atlantic coast and includes both intertidal marshes and estuaries. Long-term drivers of climate change, sea level rise and human alterations of the landscape will cause transitions in dominant habitat types (state changes) within the GCE domain by changing the amounts and patterns of water delivery across the landscape. These changes in water delivery can be conceptualized as presses and pulses in river inflow, local runoff, groundwater input, and tidal inundation, which will in turn manifest themselves as changes in salinity and inundation patterns in the domain. The research proposed for GCE-III is designed to address how variations in salinity and inundation, driven by climate change and anthropogenic factors, affect biotic and ecosystem responses at different spatial and temporal scales, and to predict the consequences of these changes for habitat provisioning and carbon (C) sequestration across the coastal landscape.

Contributors Merryl Alber, Adrian Burd, Chris Craft, Daniela Di Iorio, Steve Pennings and Wade Sheldon
Citation

Merryl Alber, Adrian Burd, Chris Craft, Daniela Di Iorio, Steve Pennings and Wade Sheldon. 2012. GCE III renewal proposal, submitted to NSF in February 2012 (public version). Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER File Archive, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. (http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/app/resource_details.asp?id=479)

Key Words GCE3, NSF, proposal, renewal
File Date Mar 05, 2012 (version 1)
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. 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.