Response and Mitigation Potential of Coastal Vegetated Habitats to Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise, and Ocean Acidification I

Session ID#: 11312

Session Description:
In this session, we will highlight observations of biogeochemical, ecological and physical parameters associated with vegetated habitats (e.g., salt marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds, kelp forests, and algal beds) in the context of climate change and ocean acidification. Predicting the response of marine ecosystems to climate change, ocean acidification and hypoxia requires a better understanding of the natural variability of a variaty of parameters in coastal and estuarine environments. This is particularly important for nearshore areas, where the carbon system is more complex and variable than the open ocean. How will vegetated habitats respond to climate change and do they present unique strategies (e.g., ‘blue carbon’) for coping with coastal biogeochemical change? Research focusing on laboratory, theoretical and field experiments documenting the role, response and importance of photosynthetic habitats are welcomed, as well as research focused on the sequestration of organic and inorganic carbon in these habitats.
Primary Chair:  Tessa M Hill, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Chairs:  Ryan P Moyer, Florida FWC, St Petersburg, FL, United States, Brian Gaylord, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis, Bodega Bay, CA, United States, Simon E Engelhart, University of Rhode Island, Department of Geosciences, Narragansett, RI, United States, Kerry Jean Nickols, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA, United States, Andrew Kemp, Tufts University, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Medford, United States and Joseph M Smoak, University of South Florida Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Moderators:  Ryan P Moyer, Florida FWC, St Petersburg, FL, United States and Kerry Jean Nickols, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA, United States
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Brian Gaylord, Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis, Bodega Bay, CA, United States and Tessa M Hill, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Index Terms:
  • B - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • ME - Marine Ecosystems
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate
  • PP - Phytoplankton and Primary Production

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Saltwater Ponds: Biogeochemically Dynamic Components of Salt Marsh Ecosystems (91243)
Amanda C Spivak, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Kelsey Gosselin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Historic and current carbon storage in four marsh habitats of coastal Louisiana: Insight into potential responses to future global climate change and coastal restoration (92655)
Melissa M Baustian1, Camille LaFosse Stagg2, Carey L. Perry3, Leland Moss1, Tim Carruthers1 and Mead A Allison4, (1)The Water Institute of the Gulf, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Lafayette, LA, United States, (3)Gulf South Research Corporation, (4)Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, United States
How Does the Burial Rate of Soil Organic Matter Relate to Salinity and Productivity in the Coastal Everglades? (91734)
Joshua L Breithaupt, University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, Joseph M Smoak, University of South Florida, Environmental Science, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, Christian J Sanders, Southern Cross Univerisity, Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry, Lismore, Australia and Tiffany Troxler, Florida International University, SE Environmental Research Ctr. & Department of Biological Sciences, Miami, FL, United States
Coastal Landforms and Accumulation of Mangrove Peat Increase Carbon Sequestration and Storage (93731)
Matthew T. Costa1, Paula Excurra1, Exequiel Ezcurra2, Pedro P. Garcillan3 and Octavio Aburto-Oropeza1, (1)University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)University of California, Riverside, Botany and Plant Sciences, Riverside, CA, United States, (3)Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste, La Paz, Mexico
Are Estimates of Blue Carbon Sequestration by Seagrass Sediments Biased High? (90269)
Sophia Johannessen, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Sidney, BC, Canada
Major Seagrass Carbon Sinks Worldwide, Shark Bay, Western Australia (89378)
Ariane Arias-Ortiz1, Oscar Serrano2,3, Pere Masque1,2, Paul Lavery3, Carlos M Duarte4,5 and Gary A Kendrick2,6, (1)Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Física and Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Barcelona, Spain, (2)The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia, (3)School of Natural Sciences, Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research, Edith Cowan University, Crawley, Australia, (4)Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), Global Change Research, Esporles, Spain, (5)King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Red Sea Research Center (RSRC), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, (6)University of Western Australia, The School of Plant Biology, Crawley, Australia
Microbial Community Dynamics, Community Respiration, and Net Community Production in Monterey Bay, a Nearshore Upwelling Kelp Forest Environment (90141)
Jesse Wilson1, Steven Yitzchak Litvin2 and Michael Beman1, (1)University of California, Merced, Environmental Systems, Merced, CA, United States, (2)Hopkins Marine Station - Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
A Year in the Life of a Central California Kelp Forest: Physical and Biological Insights into Carbon Cycling (93324)
Kerry Jean Nickols1, David Koweek2, Paul Leary3, Steven Yitzchak Litvin3, Timothy Luthin2, Sarah Lummis4, David Allen Mucciarone5, Robert B Dunbar6 and Tom W Bell7, (1)California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, CA, United States, (4)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (5)Stanford University, Los Altos Hills, CA, United States, (6)Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States, (7)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States