Long term VCR LTER and comparative studies define a threshold sea-level rise rate beyond which marshes cannot keep pace and drown. An early warning indicator of this state change is an increase in recovery time following flooding disturbances. Storms cause marsh loss by erosion in proportion to wave energy at the marsh edge. Smaller, more frequent storms, not hurricanes, are responsible for most marsh erosion, and this can be reduced by adjacent oyster reefs and seagrass meadows that attenuate waves.
LTER at ESA, 2022
It’s not a trap: California MPAs lead to more lobster catches over time
Facilitating Participatory Workshops
LTER Photo Contest
2022 REU Webinar Series
NEON and LTER: A Long-Term Partnership for Ecological Observation
Undergraduate Travel Fellowships for ASM
DEIJ Storytellers Needed for the ASM
What is an urban ecosystem?
The Phoenix Area Social Survey shows how people drive urban-ecological change