Skip to main content

Predicted eelgrass response to sea level rise and its availability to foraging Black Brant in Pacific coast estuaries

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Predicted eelgrass response to sea level rise and its availability to foraging Black Brant in Pacific coast estuaries; 2012; Article; Journal; Ecological Applications; Shaughnessy, Frank J.; Gilkerson, Whelan; Black, Jeffrey M.; Ward, David H.; Petrie, Mark

Summary

Managers need to predict how animals will respond to habitat redistributions caused by climate change. Our objective was to model the effects of sea level rise on total eelgrass (Zostera marina) habitat area and on the amount of that area that is accessible to Brant geese (Branta bernicla), specialist grazers of eelgrass. Digital elevation models were developed for seven estuaries from Alaska, Washington, California (USA), and Mexico. Scenarios of future total eelgrass area were derived from combinations of estuarine specific sediment and tectonic rates (i.e., bottom change rate) with three rates of eustatic sea level rise (ESLR). Percentages of total eelgrass areas that were accessible to foraging Brant were determined for December [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

metadata5897925684841848846.xml
Potential Metadata Source

View
4.05 KB application/mods+xml
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Map

Tags

Categories
Publication
Types

Provenance

Data source
Harvester
Harvested on Mon Jul 21 13:39:11 MDT 2014 from MODS XML Service

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown 70041035
local-pk unknown 70041035
doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1890/11-1083.1
series unknown Ecological Applications

Citation Extension

citationTypeArticle
journalEcological Applications
languageEnglish
parts
typevolume
value22
typeissue
value6
typePublication Place
valueIthaca, NY

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...