Life Sciences Seminar: Coastal Wetlands in a Changing World

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Life Sciences Seminar
Coastal Wetlands in a Changing World: Impact on carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas release

Dr. Inke Forbich
Assistant Professor

University of Toledo

Coastal wetlands are important interfaces between land and ocean, storing and exchanging matter (sediment, carbon, nutrients) with adjacent ecosystems and the atmosphere. With accelerated sea level rise, these systems accrete material to keep elevation relative to mean sea level, migrate inland or submerge. This reconfiguration of the coastal zone impacts carbon pools and fluxes across systems differently. In this seminar, I will discuss examples from two space for time studies in Massachusetts (Plum Island Ecosystems LTER) and the Chesapeake Bay region, as well as on-going changes in a freshwater estuarine wetland at the coast of Lake Erie.

Intended Audience:
Beginners, undergraduates, graduates, experts. Those with interest in the topic.

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When and Where
February 07, 2024
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Room/Location: A300

Open to the Public

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