Sparkle Malone

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October 25, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Natural Climate Solutions: Understanding the conditions that facilitate resilient ecosystems

Although coastal wetland ecosystems are important globally for their capacity to sequester and store carbon (C), many ecosystems are at risk due to climate change and sea level rise. In one of the most dynamic coastal wetland complexes in the world, the Florida Everglades, changes in freshwater supply and accelerated rates of salt water intrusion are changing the structure and function of important ecosystems.  The Everglades Eddy Covariance Tower Network is positioned to measure the effects of disturbances and changes in hydrology. Tower locations provide an opportunity to quantify trends in productivity and develop models to estimate the source/sink potential of the Everglades landscape and how it is changing.