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Local and landscape-scale data describing patterns of coastal wetland loss in the Texas Chenier Plain, U.S.A., 2017-2018

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2017-10-18
End Date
2018-10-11

Citation

Stagg, C.L., Osland, M.J., Moon, J.A., Hall, C.T., Feher, L.C., Jones, W.R., Couvillion, B.R., Hartley, S.B., and Vervaeke, W.C., 2019, Local and landscape-scale data describing patterns of coastal wetland loss in the Texas Chenier Plain, U.S.A., 2017-2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9SXJX2T.

Summary

We characterized coastal wetland responses to flooding stress by measuring vegetation cover, wetland elevation and water elevation in healthy and degrading wetlands dominated by Spartina patens. Wetland elevation was measured using real-time kinematic survey methods. Vegetation cover was determined by visual estimation methods, and water elevation was measured using in situ continuous recorders. In addition to these local-scale responses, we also measured landscape-scale patterns of land and water aggregation or fragmentation using remotely sensed data (Jones et al., 2018). Associated products: Jones, W.R., Hartley, S.B., Stagg, C.L., and Osland, M.J. 2018. Land-water classification for selected sites in McFaddin NWR and J.D. Murphree [...]

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Stagg_Coastal Loss_Marsh Elevation Data.csv 2.96 KB
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Stagg_Coastal Loss_Water Elevation Data.csv 34.94 MB
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Purpose

The aim of this research was to link characteristic landscape patterns of wetland degradation to elevation thresholds of flooding stress. These data can be used to identify areas of vulnerability, reduce flooding threats, and improve habitat quality.

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