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Vegetation cover, tidal amplitude and land area predict short-term marsh vulnerability in Coastal Louisiana

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Schoolmaster, D.R., Stagg, C.L., Sharp, L.A., McGinnis, T.S., Wood, B., and Piazza, S., 2018, Vegetation cover, tidal amplitude and land area predict short-term marsh vulnerability in Coastal Louisiana: Ecosystems, First Online, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0223-7.

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The loss of coastal marshes is a topic of great concern, because these habitats provide tangible ecosystem services and are at risk from sea-level rise and human activities. In recent years, significant effort has gone into understanding and modeling the relationships between the biological and physical factors that contribute to marsh stability. Simulation-based process models suggest that marsh stability is the product of a complex feedback between sediment supply, flooding regime and vegetation response, resulting in elevation gains sufficient to match the combination of relative sea-level rise and losses from erosion. However, there have been few direct, empirical tests of these models, because long-term datasets that have captured [...]

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