Journal article

Coastal dynamics and adaptation to uncertain sea level rise: Optimal portfolios for salt marsh migration

OD Vinent, RJ Johnston, ML Kirwan, AD Leroux, VL Martin

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | Elsevier | Published : 2019

Abstract

The sustainability of dynamic natural systems often depends on their capacity to adapt to uncertain climate-related changes, where different management options may be combined to facilitate this adaptation. Salt marshes exemplify such a system. Marsh sustainability under rapid sea level rise requires the preservation of transgression zones - undeveloped uplands onto which marshes migrate. Whether these uplands eventually become marsh depends on uncertain sea level rise and natural dynamics that determine migration onto different land types. Under conditions such as these, systematically diversified management actions generally outperform ad hoc or non-diversified alternatives. This paper dev..

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