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Webinar: Using Community and Food-Web Approaches to Inform Marsh Restoration in Coastal Louisiana

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Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 12:00

Wednesday, October 28, 2020. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Using Community and Food-Web Approaches to Inform Marsh Restoration in Coastal Louisiana. Michael Polito, Louisiana State University. Sponsored by NOAA RESTORE Science Program and NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar Series. More information here.

The combined effects of climate change, leveeing of the Mississippi River, sea level rise, and other factors have led to a landloss crisis in coastal Louisiana. This loss is a concern for coastal communities that benefit from the various ecosystem services they provide, such as storm protection, flood control, and habitat for economically and ecologically important plants and animals. As such the construction of new tidal marshes and restoring degraded marshes to their original functionality has become a core strategy in Louisiana's coastal master plan.

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