Coastal eutrophication as a driver of salt marsh loss

  title={Coastal eutrophication as a driver of salt marsh loss},
  author={Linda Deegan and David Samuel Johnson and R. Scott Warren and Bruce J. Peterson and John W. Fleeger and S. Fagherazzi and Wilfred M. Wollheim},
Salt marshes are highly productive coastal wetlands that provide important ecosystem services such as storm protection for coastal cities, nutrient removal and carbon sequestration. Despite protective measures, however, worldwide losses of these ecosystems have accelerated in recent decades. Here we present data from a nine-year whole-ecosystem nutrient-enrichment experiment. Our study demonstrates that nutrient enrichment, a global problem for coastal ecosystems, can be a driver of salt marsh… 
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