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.
For more information please visit the following links:
- Ecosystems paper: "Inundation, Vegetation, and Sediment Effects on Litter Decomposition in Pacific Coast Tidal Marshes"
- Data Release
- Project Page