GC52A:
Field/Laboratory Analysis, Modeling, and Stakeholder Involvement to Assess Impacts of the Coastal Dynamics of Sea Level Rise in Low Gradient Coastal Landscapes I


Session ID#: 10413

Session Description:
One of the most prominent aspects of global climate change is sea level rise (SLR). With nearly a quarter of the world’s population living within 100 km of a shoreline and 100 m in elevation of sea level, SLR has the potential to considerably impact both human and ecological habitats. The northern Gulf of Mexico coast sustains diverse habitats including marshes, submerged aquatic vegetation, and oyster reefs, which provide a suite of ecosystem services. Strategies to maintain or enhance the resiliency of a low gradient coastal landscape can be informed by the collaborative (i.e., scientists and stakeholders) development and application of resource management based tools. Such cooperative efforts enable local stakeholders to conduct scenario assessments of nonlinear impacts of future conditions and adaptation actions. This session invites abstracts that examine impacts from the coastal dynamics of SLR through field/laboratory analysis and integrated models of biological, geophysical, and socioeconomic processes.
Primary Conveners:  Scott C Hagen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Conveners:  David Kidwell, NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD, United States and Ben van der Pluijm, University of Michigan, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Chairs:  Scott C Hagen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and David Kidwell, NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Scott C Hagen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

0416 Biogeophysics [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0429 Climate dynamics [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1641 Sea level change [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Scott C Hagen1, Karim Alizad2, Matthew V Bilskie3, Paige A. Hovenga4, Stephen C Medeiros5, Davina Lisa Passeri2 and Dingbao Wang2, (1)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States, (3)Louisiana State University, Center for Coastal Resiliency, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)Univ of Central FL-ENGR2-324, Orlando, FL, United States
David Kidwell1, Denise DeLorme2 and Alan Lewitus1, (1)NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD, United States, (2)University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States
Dingbao Wang, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States, Paige A. Hovenga, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, Stephen C Medeiros, Univ of Central FL-ENGR2-324, Orlando, FL, United States and Scott C Hagen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
James T Morris, University of South Carolina, Baruch Institute, Columbia, SC, United States
Davina Lisa Passeri, USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center St. Petersburg, St Petersburg, FL, United States, Scott C Hagen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Nathaniel G Plant, U.S Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Science Center, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States, Matthew V Bilskie, Louisiana State University, Center for Coastal Resiliency, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Stephen C Medeiros, Univ of Central FL-ENGR2-324, Orlando, FL, United States and Karim Alizad, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States
Matthew V Bilskie1, Scott C Hagen2, Davina Lisa Passeri3, Karim Alizad3, Stephen C Medeiros4 and Jennifer L Irish5, (1)Louisiana State University, Center for Coastal Resiliency, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States, (4)Univ of Central FL-ENGR2-324, Orlando, FL, United States, (5)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Richard Matthew, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States and FloodRISE Team