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Evaluation of sensor types and environmental controls on mapping biomass of coastal marsh emergent vegetation
article i nfo There isaneedtoquantify large-scale plantproductivityincoastalmarshestounderstandmarshresiliencetosea level rise, to help define eligibility for carbon offset credits, and to monitorExpand
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Influence of land-use and conservation programs on wetland plant communities of the semiarid United States Great Plains
Abstract Depressional wetlands are predominant surface hydrological features providing critical societal ecosystem services in the semiarid United States High Plains. Critical wetland properties mayExpand
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The Tidal Marsh Inundation Index (TMII): An inundation filter to flag flooded pixels and improve MODIS tidal marsh vegetation time-series analysis
Abstract Remote sensing in tidal marshes can provide regional assessments of wetland extent, phenology, primary production, and carbon sequestration. However, periodic tidal flooding reduces spectralExpand
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Predicting dispersal-limitation in plants: Optimizing planting decisions for isolated wetland restoration in agricultural landscapes
Abstract Isolated wetlands are often degraded by agriculture, increasing sediment accretion and altering plant composition. Two common opposing wetland restoration practices are self-design vs.Expand
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Remotely-Sensed Indicators of N-Related Biomass Allocation in Schoenoplectus acutus
Coastal marshes depend on belowground biomass of roots and rhizomes to contribute to peat and soil organic carbon, accrete soil and alleviate flooding as sea level rises. For nutrient-limited plants,Expand
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Marsh Terraces in Coastal Louisiana Increase Marsh Edge and Densities of Waterbirds
We evaluated the influence of marsh terracing on waterbirds in Louisiana’s Chenier Plain. Terracing is a novel technique used to slow coastal marsh loss. Terracing increases marsh edge and is assumedExpand
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Effects of Marsh Pond Terracing on Coastal Wintering Waterbirds Before and After Hurricane Rita
From February to March 2005–2006, we surveyed wintering waterbirds to test effects of terracing on coastal pond use before and after Hurricane Rita. Marsh terracing is intended to slow coastal marshExpand
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A Hybrid Model for Mapping Relative Differences in Belowground Biomass and Root: Shoot Ratios Using Spectral Reflectance, Foliar N and Plant Biophysical Data within Coastal Marsh
We developed a hybrid modeling approach to relate remotely-sensed estimates of % foliar N (a surrogate for environmental N and plant available nutrients) and aboveground biomass to field-measured belowground biomass for species specific and mixed species models. Expand
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Elevation Drives Gradients in Surface Soil Temperature Within Salt Marshes
Elevation differences in salt marshes result in numerous ecological consequences as a result of variation in tidal flooding. We demonstrate here that elevation differences are also negativelyExpand
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