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Organic matter decomposition across a coastal wetland landscape in Louisiana, U.S.A. (2014-2015)

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2014-10-01
End Date
2015-11-01

Citation

Stagg, C.L., Baustian, M.M., Perry, C.L., Carruthers, T.J.B., and Hall, C.T., 2017, Organic matter decomposition across a coastal wetland landscape in Louisiana, U.S.A. (2014-2015): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7639MVK.

Summary

Coastal wetlands store more carbon than most ecosystems globally. However, little is known about the mechanisms that control the loss of organic matter in coastal wetlands at the landscape scale, and how sea-level rise will impact this important ecological function.

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Contacts

Point of Contact :
Camille L Stagg
Originator :
Camille L Stagg, Melissa M. Baustian, Carey L. Perry, Tim J.B. Carruthers, Courtney T Hall
Metadata Contact :
Camille L Stagg
publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
GS ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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Purpose

In this project we identified both internal and external controls on organic matter decomposition along a landscape-scale salinity gradient that incorporated changes in wetland type (fresh, oligohaline, mesohaline, and polyhaline marshes) and examined the implications of sea-level rise on carbon storage potential and energy transfer along a coastal wetland landscape.
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  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Wetland Carbon Working Group
  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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