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Going with the flow or against the grain? The promise of vegetation for protecting beaches, dunes, and barrier islands from erosion
Coastlines have traditionally been engineered to maintain structural stability and to protect property from storm-related damage, but their ability to endure will be challenged over the next century.Expand
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Application of hyperspectral vegetation indices to detect variations in high leaf area index temperate shrub thicket canopies
Abstract Accurate measurement of leaf area index (LAI), an important characteristic of plant canopies directly linked to primary production, is essential for monitoring changes in ecosystem C stocksExpand
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Crossing Scales: The Complexity of Barrier-Island Processes for Predicting Future Change
Barrier islands are heavily influenced by external drivers such as sea-level rise, storm-related disturbances, and other complex factors that affect net sediment exchange. Numerous ecologicalExpand
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Woody vegetative cover dynamics in response to recent climate change on an Atlantic coast barrier island: a remote sensing approach
Considering impacts of predicted increases in sea-level, storms, and alterations in precipitation patterns on geomorphological and associated ecological processes, woody vegetation dynamics may serveExpand
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Spatial–Temporal Dynamics in Barrier Island Upland Vegetation: The Overlooked Coastal Landscape
AbstractBarrier islands provide the first line of defense against storms for millions of people living in coastal areas. Upland vegetation (that is, grassland, shrubland, and maritime forest) hasExpand
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Landscape position and habitat polygons in a dynamic coastal environment
In contrast to stable inland systems, coastal landscape positions are dynamic, changing as shorelines migrate and storms alter topography. We define landscape position by distance to ocean shorelineExpand
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NDVI as an indicator for changes in water availability to woody vegetation
Abstract Barrier islands shrub thickets, the dominant woody community of many Atlantic coast barrier islands, are very sensitive to changes in the freshwater lens and thus, constitute a strongExpand
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Physiological and transcriptional responses of Baccharis halimifolia to the explosive “composition B” (RDX/TNT) in amended soil
Unexploded explosives that include royal demolition explosive (RDX) and trinitrotoluene (TNT) cause environmental concerns for surrounding ecosystems. Baccharis halimifolia is a plant species in theExpand
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Impacts of explosive compounds on vegetation: A need for community scale investigations.
Explosive compounds are distributed heterogeneously across the globe as a result of over a century of human industrial and military activity. RDX (hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine) and TNTExpand
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Plants as Phytosensors: Physiological Responses of a Woody Plant in Response to RDX Exposure and Potential for Remote Detection
  • J. Zinnert
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Plant Sciences
  • 29 October 2012
Using plants as phytosensors could allow for large-scale detection of explosives and other anthropogenic contamination. Quantifying physiological, photosynthetic, and hyperspectral responses ofExpand
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