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Seabeach Amaranth presence-absence data


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Gutierrez, B.T., Heslin, J.L., Henderson, R.E., Sterne, T.K., and Sturdivant, E.J., 2023, Seabeach amaranth presence-absence and barrier island geomorphology metrics as relates to shorebird habitat for Assateague Island National Seashore — 2008, 2010, and 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Understanding how sea-level rise will affect coastal landforms and the species and habitats they support is critical for developing approaches that balance the needs of humans and native species. Given the magnitude of the threat posed by sea-level rise, and the urgency to better understand it, there is an increasing need to forecast sea-level rise effects on barrier islands. To address this problem, scientists in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology program are developing Bayesian networks as a tool to evaluate and to forecast the effects of sea-level rise on shoreline change, barrier island geomorphology, and habitat availability for species such as the piping plover (Charadrius melodus) and seabeach amaranth [...]

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Distribution of seabeach amaranth from 2008, 2010 and 2014.
Distribution of seabeach amaranth from 2008, 2010 and 2014.


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