The global distribution and trajectory of tidal flats

  title={The global distribution and trajectory of tidal flats},
  author={Nicholas J. Murray and Stuart R. Phinn and Michael DeWitt and Renata Ferrari and Renee Johnston and Mitchell B. Lyons and Nicholas Clinton and David Thau and Richard A. Fuller},
Increasing human populations around the global coastline have caused extensive loss, degradation and fragmentation of coastal ecosystems, threatening the delivery of important ecosystem services1. As a result, alarming losses of mangrove, coral reef, seagrass, kelp forest and coastal marsh ecosystems have occurred1–6. However, owing to the difficulty of mapping intertidal areas globally, the distribution and status of tidal flats—one of the most extensive coastal ecosystems—remain unknown7… Expand
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