SALT MARSH RESTORATION LONG -TERM MONITORING

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Title: SALT MARSH RESTORATION LONG -TERM MONITORING
Description:
Abstract:
The Wells NERR research department studies and monitors change in Gulf of Maine estuaries, coastal habitats, and adjacent coastal watersheds, and produces science-based information needed to protect, sustain, or restore them.Factors that control the dynamics and vigor of salt marsh plant communities and marsh peat formation determine the ability of a salt marsh to persist in the face of sea level rise. Through a combination of experimental manipulations and long term monitoring, we are producing data to answer questions concerning the sustainability of natural and restoring salt marsh habitats in this region. These studies are looking at nutrient-plant relations, plant community responses to physical and hydrologic disturbance, and the relative contribution of short-term natural events (e.g., storms) and human activities (e.g., dredging, tidal restriction) on patterns of sediment accretion and erosion. The Reserve's marshes and beaches are among the best-studied sites nationally with regard to long-term accretion and erosion (over thousands of years). The barrier beaches that protect these marshes have also been well studied, especially with respect to alterations due to human activity and sea level rise.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19930101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.692
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.76
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.911
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.063
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: GOMMP > GULF OF MAINE MONITORING PROGRAMS
Theme_Keyword: Nutrient-plant Relations
Theme_Keyword: Sea Level Rise
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Accretion And Erosion.
Theme_Keyword: Plant Community
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
Access_Constraints: Contact Michelle Dionne for data.
Use_Constraints:
Contact program manager.
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCRM/NERRS/WNERR > Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: MICHELLE DIONNE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Address: 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Address: RR2 Box 806
City: Wells
State_or_Province: ME
Postal_Code: 04090
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (207) 646-1555 ext. 136
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dionne@wellsnerr.org
Resource_Description: gomc_143
Distribution_Liability:
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Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.wellsreserve.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: None Noted
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061114
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090108
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MICHELLE DIONNE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Address: 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Address: RR2 Box 806
City: Wells
State_or_Province: ME
Postal_Code: 04090
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (207) 646-1555 ext. 136
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dionne@wellsnerr.org
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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