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The big picture of marsh loss

A landscape-scale experiment shows that excessive nutrient levels can cause the loss of salt marshes — a result that was not seen in smaller studies. This illustrates the value of large-scale, long-term studies in ecology. See Letter p.388

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Figure 1: Nutrients and salt-marsh loss.

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Pennings, S. The big picture of marsh loss. Nature 490, 352–353 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/490352a

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