Co-evolution of wetland landscapes, flooding, and human settlement in the Mississippi River Delta Plain

  title={Co-evolution of wetland landscapes, flooding, and human settlement in the Mississippi River Delta Plain},
  author={Robert R Twilley and Samuel Jackson Bentley and Qin Chen and Douglas A Edmonds and Scott C. Hagen and Nina Lam and Clinton S. Willson and Kehui Xu and DeWitt H. Braud and R Hampton Peele and Annabeth McCall},
  booktitle={Sustainability science},
River deltas all over the world are sinking beneath sea-level rise, causing significant threats to natural and social systems. This is due to the combined effects of anthropogenic changes to sediment supply and river flow, subsidence, and sea-level rise, posing an immediate threat to the 500-1,000 million residents, many in megacities that live on deltaic coasts. The Mississippi River Deltaic Plain (MRDP) provides examples for many of the functions and feedbacks, regarding how human river… CONTINUE READING
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