Community dynamics in restored salt marshes

Salt marshes are important coastal ecosystems because they provide many services to surrounding areas. Due to the high fertility of salt marsh soil, they have a long history of being converted to farmland in Maritime Canada. In recent years, there has been growing interest in restoring salt marshes to protect against coastal erosion, mitigate sea level rise, and provide increased habitat for birds, fish, etc. Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and partners initiated a large salt marsh restoration project in 2009-2010 in Aulac, NB, with the goals of reverting farmland to salt marsh and assessing the effectiveness of restoration methods. TO BE CONT'D

Spencer Virgin
Faculty Supervisor: 
Myriam Barbeau
New Brunswick
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