B031:
Fluxes to Food Webs: Understanding Carbon Cycling Processes in Dynamic Coastal Wetlands





Session ID#: 25721

Session Description:
Coastal wetlands play an important role in global carbon cycling because of the vast amounts of organic matter in their soils.  In addition to significantly influencing carbon-climate feedbacks, wetlands provide productive basal carbon sources that fuel coastal food webs. Alterations in environmental conditions, such as temperature, salinity and flooding, due to direct human modifications and climate change are likely to change the structure and function of these wetland ecosystems, affecting carbon sources, sequestration and flux rates as well as emissions. We invite presentations on subjects that range from fluxes to food webs that advance our understanding of how carbon cycling processes in coastal wetlands are affected by environmental change.
Primary Convener:  Melissa Millman Baustian, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Conveners:  Camille L Stagg, U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Lafayette, LA, United States, Tracy E Quirk, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Michael J Polito, Louisiana State University, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

0414 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0491 Food webs and trophodynamics [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0497 Wetlands [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
4806 Carbon cycling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mario Fernando Hernandez, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Lindsey West, Sea Sense, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Stephen R Midway, Louisiana State University, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Michael J Polito, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
W. Ryan James and James A. Nelson, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, United States
Michael J Polito1, Paola C. Lopez-Duarte2, Jill Olin3, Jessica Jean Johnson4, Kenneth Able2, Charles W Martin5, Joel Fodrie6, Linda Marie Hooper-Bui7, Sabrina Taylor8, Philip Stouffer8, Brian J Roberts9, Nancy N Rabalais1 and Olaf Jensen10, (1)Louisiana State University, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Rutgers University Marine Field Station, Tuckerton, NJ, United States, (3)Michigan Technological University, Great Lakes Research Center, Houghton, United States, (4)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (5)University of Florida, IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, Cedar Key, FL, United States, (6)University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, NC, United States, (7)Louisiana State University, Environmental Sciences, Baton Rouge, United States, (8)Louisiana State University AgCenter, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (9)Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Chauvin, LA, United States, (10)Rutgers University, Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Christina Powell, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, Melissa Millman Baustian, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Michael J Polito, Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Thomas L O'Halloran, Clemson University, Georgetown, SC, United States and Erik M. Smith, University of South Carolina, Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, Georgetown, SC, United States
Laurel Wood Gutenberg1, Ken Krauss2, John J Qu3, Dianna M Hogan4, Zhiliang Zhu4 and Chenyang Xu1, (1)George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Lafayette, LA, United States, (3)George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, United States, (4)USGS, Reston, VA, United States
John R White1, Havalend Steinmuller2, Lisa G Chambers2 and Amanda Fontenot3, (1)Louisiana State University, Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States, (3)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States

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