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Coastal Systems

Sea level, current, and surface wave variability at the Moorea Coral Reef LTER site

Poster Number:  233 Presenter/Primary Author:  Libe Washburn As part of the Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research project we are examining the effects of sea level, surface gravity wave, and current variability on the coral reef ecosystem of Moorea

Remotely sensed giant kelp canopy biomass patterns over its dominant range in the NE Pacific

Poster Number:  216 Presenter/Primary Author:  Thomas Bell Recent studies led by the Santa Barbara Coastal LTER have demonstrated the ability to examine the dynamics of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) biomass over large temporal and spatial scal

Nutrient effects on Spartina patens decomposition dynamics in a New England salt marsh

Poster Number:  206 Presenter/Primary Author:  Meghan Short Organic matter decomposition is a crucial process in salt marshes, determining their status as carbon sinks or sources and affecting their ability to maintain elevation with sea level.

Coastal Dispersal in the Southern California Bight

Poster Number:  203 Presenter/Primary Author:  Leonel Romero A good understanding of the transport and dispersal of material in the coastal environment is important for several biological processes such as larval transport and the transport of nutrients to k

Observations of spatial variability in flow over coral reefs

Poster Number:  200 Presenter/Primary Author:  Jim Hench Although small-scale spatial flow variability can affect both larger-scale circulation patterns and biological processes on coral reefs, there are few direct measurements of flow patterns at scales

Background Photo by: Nicole Hansen - Jornada (JRN) LTER