Coastal plant growth and CO2 enrichment: Can the productivity of black needle rush keep pace with sea level rise?

Touchette, Brant and Poole, Marianna and McCullough, Mica and Smith, Gracen and Adams, Emily (2010) Coastal plant growth and CO2 enrichment: Can the productivity of black needle rush keep pace with sea level rise? In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 ,Wilmington, North Carolina,

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Abstract

The rate of sea level change has varied considerably over geological time, with rapid increases (0.25 cm yr-1) at the end of the last ice age to more modest increases over the last 4,000 years (0.04 cm yr-1; Hendry 1993). Due to anthropogenic contributions to climate change, however, the rate of sea level rise is expected to increase between 0.10 and 0.25 cm year-1 for many coastal areas (Warrick et al. 1996). Notwithstanding, it has been predicted that over the next 100 years, sea levels along the northeastern coast of North Carolina may increase by an astonishing 0.8 m (0.8 cm yr-1); through a combination of sea-level rise and coastal subsidence (Titus and Richman 2001; Parham et al. 2006). As North Carolina ranks third in the United States with land at or just above sea level, any additional sea rise may promote further deterioration of vital coastal wetland systems. (PDF contains 4 pages)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Coastal plant growth and CO2 enrichment: Can the productivity of black needle rush keep pace with sea level rise?
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Touchette, Brantbtouchette@elon.edu
Poole, Marianna
McCullough, Mica
Smith, Gracen
Adams, Emily
Date: 2010
Funders: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant
Event Title: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Event Dates: June 13-16, 2010
Issuing Agency: The Coastal Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCS22
Subjects: Oceanography
Biology
Chemistry
Item ID: 3956
Depositing User: Cynthia Murray
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 13:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:43
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3956

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