Response of salt marsh and mangrove wetlands to changes in atmospheric CO2, climate, and sea level

Karen McKee, Kerrylee Rogers, Neil Saintilan

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Abstract

Coastal salt marsh and mangrove ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations and associated climate and climateinduced changes. We provide a review of the literature detailing theoretical predictions and observed responses of coastal wetlands to a range of climate change stressors, including CO2, temperature, rainfall, and sea-level rise. This review incorporates a discussion of key processes controlling responses in different settings and thresholds of resilience derived from experimental and observational studies. We speci fi cally consider the potential and observed effects on salt marsh and mangrove vegetation of changes in (1) elevated [CO2 ] on physiology, growth, and distribution; (2) temperature on distribution and diversity; (3) rainfall and salinity regimes on growth and competitive interactions; and (4) sea level on geomorphological, hydrological, and biological processes.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal change and the function and distribution of wetlands
EditorsBeth A Middleton
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages63-96
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9789400744943
ISBN (Print)9789400744936
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Wetlands
Climate
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Oceans and Seas
mangrove
sea level
wetlands
Salts
Climate Change
wetland
climate
rain
rainfall
coastal wetland
observational studies
biological processes
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Biological Phenomena
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Keywords

  • salt marsh
  • coastal wetland
  • mangrove species
  • Mississippi River Delta
  • salt marsh species

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McKee, K., Rogers, K., & Saintilan, N. (2012). Response of salt marsh and mangrove wetlands to changes in atmospheric CO2, climate, and sea level. In B. A. Middleton (Ed.), Global change and the function and distribution of wetlands (pp. 63-96). Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4494-3_2
McKee, Karen ; Rogers, Kerrylee ; Saintilan, Neil. / Response of salt marsh and mangrove wetlands to changes in atmospheric CO2, climate, and sea level. Global change and the function and distribution of wetlands. editor / Beth A Middleton. Springer, Springer Nature, 2012. pp. 63-96
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Response of salt marsh and mangrove wetlands to changes in atmospheric CO2, climate, and sea level. / McKee, Karen; Rogers, Kerrylee; Saintilan, Neil.

Global change and the function and distribution of wetlands. ed. / Beth A Middleton. Springer, Springer Nature, 2012. p. 63-96.

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McKee K, Rogers K, Saintilan N. Response of salt marsh and mangrove wetlands to changes in atmospheric CO2, climate, and sea level. In Middleton BA, editor, Global change and the function and distribution of wetlands. Springer, Springer Nature. 2012. p. 63-96 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4494-3_2