Can Coastal Marshes Rise Above It All?

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Science  02 Aug 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6145, pp. 480-481
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6145.480

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There's wide agreement that salt marshes are among the ecosystems most vulnerable to rapid sea-level rise. But few researchers are ready to predict the fate of specific marshes; there's still too much to learn, they say. Now, wetlands scientists are mobilizing to reduce the uncertainty and hope to identify practical steps to protect marshes.