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Webinar: Health, function, and resilience of Jamaica Bay marshes
Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:00
Thursday, November 16, 2017. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Health, function, and resilience of Jamaica Bay marshes. Philip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology and J. Kirk Cochran, Stony Brook University. Sponsored by Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay and National Park Service. More information here.
Salt marshes are an integral part of estuarine and coastal ecosystems and provide valuable ecological, economic, and social services. Researchers have been determining the health and assessing the ecosystem services of salt marshes in Jamaica Bay.
Dr. Kirk Cochran shares his perspective of the sediment geochemistry of salt marshes in Jamaica Bay, while Dr. Philip Orton presents a brief history of the evolution of Jamaica Bay marshes and their physical benefits during storms.
Both researchers’ work and findings show that sediment geochemistry and supply are integral to salt marshes and their ability to keep up with sea level rise.