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Spatially integrative metrics reveal hidden vulnerability of microtidal salt marshes

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, January 2017
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Title
Spatially integrative metrics reveal hidden vulnerability of microtidal salt marshes
Published in
Nature Communications, January 2017
DOI 10.1038/ncomms14156
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Neil K. Ganju, Zafer Defne, Matthew L. Kirwan, Sergio Fagherazzi, Andrea D’Alpaos, Luca Carniello

Abstract

Salt marshes are valued for their ecosystem services, and their vulnerability is typically assessed through biotic and abiotic measurements at individual points on the landscape. However, lateral erosion can lead to rapid marsh loss as marshes build vertically. Marsh sediment budgets represent a spatially integrated measure of competing constructive and destructive forces: a sediment surplus may result in vertical growth and/or lateral expansion, while a sediment deficit may result in drowning and/or lateral contraction. Here we show that sediment budgets of eight microtidal marsh complexes consistently scale with areal unvegetated/vegetated marsh ratios (UVVR) suggesting these metrics are broadly applicable indicators of microtidal marsh vulnerability. All sites are exhibiting a sediment deficit, with half the sites having projected lifespans of less than 350 years at current rates of sea-level rise and sediment availability. These results demonstrate that open-water conversion and sediment deficits are holistic and sensitive indicators of salt marsh vulnerability.

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Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 244 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 60 24%
Researcher 45 18%
Student > Master 27 11%
Student > Bachelor 15 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 4%
Other 32 13%
Unknown 56 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 66 27%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 56 23%
Engineering 20 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 6%
Psychology 3 1%
Other 11 4%
Unknown 76 31%
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