From: Nipissing University
Published March 22, 2017 08:43 AM

Researchers collaborate on climate change as cause of wetland die-off

Researchers from Nipissing University’s Geography department are part of a study published in the journal Marine and Freshwater Research that points a finger at climate change as the cause of a massive wetland die-off in Australia.

Geography professor Dr. John Kovacs and his summer research assistants, MESc student Duncan Hill and undergraduate student Hailey Morning, co-authored the paper with Australian scientists.

The study records and documents the most severe and notable instance ever reported of sudden and widespread dieback of mangrove vegetation.  Between late 2015 and early 2016, extensive areas of mangrove tidal wetland vegetation died along 1000 km of the shoreline of Australia’s remote Gulf of Carpentaria.


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