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Coastal biogeochemistry

Plant traits and marsh fate

Some coastal marshes may have a hard time building soil elevation under future climate conditions, although this may reduce methane emissions, according to four years of field manipulation of warming and elevated CO2 in a coastal wetland.

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Fig. 1: A marsh on the Chesapeake Bay in the USA.

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O’Halloran, T.L., Seyfried, G.S. Plant traits and marsh fate. Nat. Geosci. 16, 4–5 (2023).

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