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Record number 441801
Title Trade-offs between biodiversity and flood protection services of coastal salt marshes
Author(s) Loon-Steensma, J.M. van; Vellinga, P.
Source Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5 (2013)3-4. - ISSN 1877-3435 - p. 320 - 326.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2013.07.007
Department(s) WU Omgevingswetenschappen DirectiestafDIR Directiestaf
Earth System Science
Alterra - Climate change and adaptive land and water management
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) zoutmoerassen - kustgebieden - herstelbeheer - ecosysteemdiensten - hoogwaterbeheersing - klimaatadaptatie - biodiversiteit - natuurbeheer - salt marshes - coastal areas - restoration management - ecosystem services - flood control - climate adaptation - biodiversity - nature management - sea-level rise - vegetation - ecosystems - wetlands - sedimentation - restoration - attenuation - management - dynamics - systems
Categories Nature Management (General) / Hydraulic Engineering
Abstract Coastal salt marshes provide a range of ecosystem services. However, their area is steadily diminishing as a result of human-made modifications to the coastal zone. The accelerated rise of sea level is another challenge to the self-generating capacity of coastal salt marshes. This is a subject of extensive research, leading to conservation and restoration strategies. The value of salt marshes as a natural sea defense is an area of growing interest as well. This article reviews salt-marsh restoration options described in the literature, including the idea of sediment nourishment on the scale of the estuary or lagoon as a whole. It then considers trade-offs between enhancement of salt marshes’ flood protection service and the ecological quality of the ecosystem
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