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Climate change impact on wetland carbon cycling

Friday, 24 February 2017

A group of scientists led by Karen Thorne of the USGS Western Ecological Research Center and funded by the Southwest Climate Science Center recently published a paper from their study of coastal wetlands in the journal Ecosystems. The paper describes the results of their experiments across a
 latitudinal and climate gradient of tidal marshes along the California Coast and further north along the Pacific Coast to evaluate how climate change may affect the ability of coastal wetlands to cycle and sequester carbon. Results could help land managers build climate resilience into coastal wetlands.