Global warming, sea-level rise, and coastal marsh survival

  title={Global warming, sea-level rise, and coastal marsh survival},
  author={D. R. Cahoon},
  • D. R. Cahoon
  • Published 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Coastal wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. These wetlands at the land-ocean margin provide many direct benefits to humans, including habitat for commercially important fisheries and wildlife; storm protection; improved water quality through sediment, nutrient, and pollution removal; recreation; and aesthetic values. These valuable ecosystems will be highly vulnerable to the effects of the rapid rise in sea level predicted to occur during the next century as a result… CONTINUE READING

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