Future response of global coastal wetlands to sea-level rise

  title={Future response of global coastal wetlands to sea-level rise},
  author={M. Schuerch and T. Spencer and S. Temmerman and Matthew L. Kirwan and C. Wolff and D. Lincke and C. McOwen and M. Pickering and R. Reef and A. Vafeidis and J. Hinkel and R. Nicholls and S. Brown},
  • M. Schuerch, T. Spencer, +10 authors S. Brown
  • Published 2018
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The response of coastal wetlands to sea-level rise during the twenty-first century remains uncertain. Global-scale projections suggest that between 20 and 90 per cent (for low and high sea-level rise scenarios, respectively) of the present-day coastal wetland area will be lost, which will in turn result in the loss of biodiversity and highly valued ecosystem services1–3. These projections do not necessarily take into account all essential geomorphological4–7 and socio-economic system feedbacks8… CONTINUE READING
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