Evaluating the Impact of Hydrologic Alterations on Salt Marsh Sustainabilityin a Changing Climate - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)Data Set (DS) | Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
ID: 54580 | Updated: November 8, 2019 | Published / External
|Title:||Evaluating the Impact of Hydrologic Alterations on Salt Marsh Sustainabilityin a Changing Climate - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)|
This project is a collaboration between scientists and end users to develop decision-support tools for marsh hydrological management strategies that promote sustainability and delivery of valuable ecosystem services under future sea level scenarios.
Coastal managers are faced with the challenge of managing marsh hydrology in a way that meets human health needs, optimizes ecosystem services, and supports sustainability. In New England, this includes accounting for the effects of ditches that were dug decades ago in 90% of the region's salt marshes.
Ditches increase marsh drainage and reduce the spatial extent of shallow pools that may represent physical loss of buried soil carbon. However, efficient drainage may reduce the long-term sustainability of marshes by altering below ground biogeochemical and physical processes in a way that results in subsidence and lowered marsh elevation. Managers, restoration practitioners, and scientists at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project have expressed a need to understand the tradeoffs of hydologic management strategies (i.e. ditch remediation, density, maintenance) and identify actions that will achieve user-specified outcomes, such as drainage, maintaining elevation, and carbon burial.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Collaborative Research – generating
science that informs decisions
• Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project
• Louisiana State University
• National Park Service
• United States Fish and Wildlife Service,
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
• United States Geologic Survey
• Waquoit Bay National Estuarine
• Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords||Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary|
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords||Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts|
|None||Waquoit Bay NERR, MA|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||None Planned|
The distributor does not assume liability.
|Date Effective From:||2017-10-31|
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|Contact (Person):||Cothran, Jeremy|
|Currentness Reference:||Ground Condition|
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Waquoit Bay, MA NERR
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|Time Frame Type:||Range|
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|Catalog Item ID:||54580|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Jeremy Cothran|
|Metadata Record Created:||2018-11-01 11:28+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||Tyler Christensen|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2019-11-08 16:17+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2019-11-08|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2020-11-08|