Are Our Salt Marshes Rising to the Challenge of Sea Level Rise?

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Are Our Salt Marshes Rising to the Challenge of Sea Level Rise?

Research at the Reserve Coffee House Series

In the past few decades, scientists across New England have observed a decline in salt marsh plants that prefer higher elevation and less frequent flooding. Sea level rise is considered to be the main driver of this ecological shift. Salt marsh survival and the continuation of important marsh ecological services, including bird and wildlife habit, recreation, shoreline protection, and as a natural carbon sink, depends on marshes keeping pace with sea level rise. Join Dr. Gonneea as she shares what she learned by taking cores of the marsh to reveal the past and shed light on the future.

Meagan Eagle Gonneea, U.S. Geological Survey

Join us for an informal evening learning about the cutting edge research happening around Waquoit Bay. Each week you will learn from a different scientist about how they do their research, what they are discovering, and how it applies to today’s issues. Coffee & dessert provided.

Doors open at 6:30PM. There is no charge for the series, table seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

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