12 March 2013
More TIDE News!
American Scientist: The not-so-mysterious loss of salt marshes and ecosystem services
Nitrogen News (written by our own Wally Fulweiler from Boston University): Massachusetts: New study reveals the role of nitrogen pollution in salt marsh decline
31 January 2013
Happy new year! It has been a busy time for the TIDE Project. We have had a spate of publications come out in the past few months.
Johnson, D.S. and M.I. Short. 2013. Chronic nutrient enrichment increases the density and biomass of the mudsnail, Nassarius obsoletus. Estuaries and Coasts 36: 28-35.
Pascal, P-Y, J.W. Fleeger, H.T.S. Boschker, H.M. Mitwally, D.S. Johnson. 2013. Food-web response to short and long-term nutrient enrichment in saltmarsh mudflats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 474:27-41.
Deegan, L.A., D.S. Johnson, R.S. Warren, J. Fleeger, S. Fagherazzi, and W. Wollheim. Coastal eutrophication as a driver of salt marsh loss. Nature 490:388-392.
Vieillard, A.M. and R.W. Fulweiler. 2012. Impacts of long-term fertilization on salt marsh tidal creek benthic nutrient and N2 gas fluxes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 471:11-22.
17 October 2012
This week in TIDE news, Nature published our article “Coastal eutrophication as a driver of salt marsh loss” that demonstrates how chronic nutrient enrichment can lead to marsh loss. Below are links to the articles and press about the paper (you may encounter pay walls, nothing I can do about that).
The big picture of marsh loss (News and Views article in Nature by Steve Pennings)
Why are our salt marshes falling apart? (Press release by the Marine Biological Laboratory; re-posted on many sites)
Why are coastal salt marshes falling apart? (Press release by the National Science Foundation; re-posted on many sites)
Why are our salt marshes falling apart? (Video of Dr. Deegan, lead author, discussing the results)
Research shows negative impact of nutrients on coastal ecosystems (Louisiana State U. press release re-posted on many sites)
Fertilizer harming Plum Island salt marsh, study finds (Boston Globe, 18 October 2012)
Scientists solve mystery of disappearing marshes (NPR story on Morning Edition, 18 October 2012)
Nutrient runoff turns useful salt marshes into useless mudflats, long-term study finds [Nashua (NH) Telegraph, 18 October 2012]
Scientists: Fertilizers are killing salt marshes [Newburyport (MA) Daily News, 19 October 2012]
Local study spotlights decay of salt marshes [Gloucester (MA) Times, 22 October 2012]
Article in the The Enterprise (Falmouth, Massachusetts – no link available)
Mother Earth’s ‘kidneys’ are failing (Cape Cod Times, 23 October 2012)
Salt marshes on junk food (Quirks and Quarks radio show, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, 3 November 2012)
What’s damaging marshes on U.S. Coast and why it matters (Yale environment 360, 26 December 2012)