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Title Natural and Human Impacts on Back-barrier Islands of Georgia
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Both natural processes (e.g., erosion, vegetative succession, changes in sea level) and human processes (e.g., prehistoric shell deposition, modern clearing) have impacted the structure of back-barrier islands on the coast of Georgia. Both types of processes have occurred continually throughout the past and present. Present-day-back-barrier islands cannot be understood without a thorough knowledge of their landscape history. Thus for a more complete understanding of present-day estuarine ecosystem processes, past and present human activity must be taken into consideration.

Contributors John Turck and Victor Thompson

John Turck and Victor Thompson. 2009. Natural and Human Impacts on Back-barrier Islands of Georgia. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER File Archive, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. (

Key Words Archaeology, Hammocks, Human Impacts
File Date Oct 15, 2009 (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.