Monday, May 18, 2015

Latest publication from the Coastal Wetlands lab

Mangroves in Texas are expanding, and salt marshes are shrinking...but are they related?

The bottom line: Our research confirmed that mangroves are expanding and, in some instances, displacing salt marshes at certain locations. However, this shift is not widespread when analyzed at a larger, regional level. Rather, local, relative sea level rise was indirectly implicated as another important driver causing regional-level salt marsh loss. 

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bird use of mangroves and marshes

Check out Ashley's award winning poster on bird use of mangrove and marsh habitats in Texas. This poster won recognition at the 2015 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting and at the 2015 University of Houston Ecology and Evolution Student Symposium.