Mangroves marching northward: the impacts of rising seas and temperatures on ecosystems at Kennedy Space Center
datasetposted on 26.08.2019 by Cheryl Doughty, J. Adam Langley, Wayne Walker, Ilka C. Feller, Ronald Schaub, Samantha Chapman
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The climate change-induced expansion of mangroves into salt marshes could significantly alter the carbon (C) storage capacity of coastal wetlands, which have the highest average C storage per land area among unmanaged terrestrial ecosystems. Mangrove range expansion is occurring globally, but little is known about how these rapid climate-driven shifts may alter ecosystem C storage. Here, we quantify current C stocks in ecotonal wetlands across gradients of marsh- to mangrove-dominance, and use unique chronological maps of vegetation cover to estimate C Stock changes from 2003 to 2010 in a 567-km2 wildlife refuge in the mangrove-salt marsh ecotone. This data release is associated with the following publication in Estuaries and Coasts: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-015-9993-8.