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The Effects of Projected Sea-Level Rise on Everglades Coastal Ecosystems: Evaluating the Potential For and Mechanisms of Peat Collapse Using Integrated Mesocosm and Field Manipulations

Short-term project
Start date: Feb-2014          End date: Jun-2016
Contact person: Tiffany Troxler
Funding organization(s):
Florida Sea Grant



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Abstract

This project will use small and large-scale experimental manipulations of salinity to evaluate the potential effects of sea level rise on the degradation of Everglades peat soils. The results will be used to guide water management options that could slow the rate of peat collapse by hydrating susceptible areas - while at the same time, not using more water than is necessary to achieve that outcome.





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