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Consequences of woody encroachment into coastal wetlands

Dr. Steve Pennings
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Tuesday, December 01, 2020
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3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Dr. Steve Pennings
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UPE Seminar

Woody encroachment, the spread of woody vegetation into grasslands, is represented in the intertidal by the spread of mangroves into habitats previously dominated by salt marsh vegetation. This results in a change from vegetation dominated by grasses and forbs to taller vegetation dominated by trees. What are the consequences for the many ecosystem functions and services provided by coastal wetlands? Dr. Pennings will report on results from a large, multi-year experiment on the US Gulf Coast.

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