Rising Tides –  The Uncertain Future of California’s Coastal Marshes


Owens Valley Station, 3000 E. Line St., Bishop, CA 93514

with Glen MacDonald, UC WMRC Director & UCLA Distinguished Professor of Geography. In this talk we will explore past attitudes to marshes and the history of coastal marsh disturbance by historical human activity. We will then look at how a wide range of research approaches, extending from habitat mapping and monitoring, sediment coring, geochemical analysis, and environmental modelling are being used to study the history, potential resilience and critical vulnerabilities in California coastal marshes.  We will then consider the results of a recent, and unprecedented, experimental augmentation of sediment on a marsh in California in an attempt to raise the level of the marsh and mitigate the impacts of sea level rise.  

Event Status: Scheduled

Price: Free

Audience: Public

Attendence mode: In Person