High-resolution mapping of losses and gains of Earth’s tidal wetlands

@article{Murray2022HighresolutionMO,
  title={High-resolution mapping of losses and gains of Earth’s tidal wetlands},
  author={Nicholas J. Murray and Thomas A. Worthington and Peter Bunting and Stephanie Duce and Valerie Hagger and Catherine E. Lovelock and Richard M. Lucas and Megan I Saunders and Marcus Sheaves and Mark D. Spalding and Nathan J. Waltham and Mitchell B. Lyons},
  journal={Science},
  year={2022},
  volume={376},
  pages={744 - 749}
}
Tidal wetlands are expected to respond dynamically to global environmental change, but the extent to which wetland losses have been offset by gains remains poorly understood. We developed a global analysis of satellite data to simultaneously monitor change in three highly interconnected intertidal ecosystem types—tidal flats, tidal marshes, and mangroves—from 1999 to 2019. Globally, 13,700 square kilometers of tidal wetlands have been lost, but these have been substantially offset by gains of… 

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