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Study yields new clues to predict tipping points for marsh survival
February 13, 2019
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a new Duke University study could help stem the losses by giving scientists a broader understanding of which wetlands are most at risk and why. The study assessed wetland distribution and resilience in hundreds of U.S. estuaries at five different spatial scales. Its findings will help guide future efforts to preserve or restore threatened wetlands. Full Story
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