Impact of urbanization on coastal wetland structure and function

@inproceedings{Lee2006ImpactOU,
  title={Impact of urbanization on coastal wetland structure and function},
  author={Shing Yip Lee and Ryan Jay Keith Dunn and Ruth Anne Young and Rod M. Connolly and Patricia Ellen Dale and R. Dehayr and Charles J. Lemckert and Sarah McKinnon and Bernie Powell and Peter R. Teasdale and David Thomas Welsh},
  year={2006}
}
Urbanization is a major cause of loss of coastal wetlands. Urbanization also exerts significant influences on the structure and function of coastal wetlands, mainly through modifying the hydrological and sedimentation regimes, and the dynamics of nutrients and chemical pollutants. Natural coastal wetlands are characterized by a hydrological regime comprising concentrated flow to estuarine and coastal areas during flood events, and diffused discharge into groundwater and waterways during the non… CONTINUE READING

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