Colorado mountains
From Long-Term Data to Understanding: Toward a Predictive Ecology
2015 LTER ASM Estes Park, CO - August 30 - September 2, 2015

Carbon cycling in coastal wetlands: Changes induced by sea level rise

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Coastal wetlands are under extreme direct and indirect pressure from various global environmental change drivers, such as sea level rise. Resilience to rapid changes in freshwater, brackish, and salt marshes depends largely on net ecosystem exchange of carbon (C), which is affected by saltwater intrusion, length of inundation, and changes in nutrient delivery. Identifying how C storage changes in coastal wetlands has become a research priority.

The objective of this brain-storming workshop is to bring together research from across multiple LTER and non-LTER coastal sites that address changes in carbon storage and biogeochemical processes in wetlands from saltwater intrusion. We will discuss specific research goals at each site and develop plans for potential cross-site collaborations.

Ben Wilson
John Kominoski
Viviana Mazzei
Tiffany Troxler
Evelyn Gaiser
Shelby Servais
Nicholas Schulte
Number of 2 hour sessions requested: 
Working Group Materials
Room Assignment: 
Ruesch Auditorium - Sweet (Capacity 50)