Modeling Organic Carbon Loss from a Rapidly Eroding Freshwater Coastal Wetland

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Braun, K. N., Theuerkauf, E. J., Masterson, A. L., Curry, B. B., Horton, D. E. 2019. Modeling Organic Carbon Loss from a Rapidly Eroding Freshwater Coastal Wetland. Nature, Scientific Reports. 9, Number 4204.

Carbon, Coastal, Erosion, Fresh water, Lakes, Model, Wetlands, Geomorphology

This study modified a carbon budget model originally designed for salt marshes in order to apply it to freshwater coastal wetlands. The model was validated with data from a shoreline wetland located around the Great Lakes (U.S.). The results indicate that geomorphic changes can affect how freshwater coastal wetlands store or release carbon. With additional refinement, the model has an application for wetland prioritization for land management/conservation efforts.

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