Modeling mangrove forest migration along the southwest coast of Florida under climate change

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Abstract

Mangrove forests dominate in the intertidal zones of the tropical extent of the coast about the Gulf of Mexico, USA. Global climate change forecasts suggest that these coastal forests will be among those ecosystems most immediately threatened by projected increases in sea level and hurricanes. The interactive effects of environmental conditions that prevail in these forests and the changes that are likely to occur in a global warming climate may lead to major shifts in forest composition, structure, and function of mangrove ecosystems.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Modeling mangrove forest migration along the southwest coast of Florida under climate change
Chapter 12
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher Gulf Coast Climate Change Assessment Council (GCRCC); Louisiana State University Graphic Services
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 12 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Integrated Assessment of the Climate Change Impacts on the Gulf Coast Region
First page 211
Last page 222
Country United States
State Florida
Other Geospatial Mangrove Forest