New Research Article: Sea Level Rise and Impacts to Tidal Marsh Habitat and Species

Belding’s Savannah sparrow. Photo credit: Kevin Lafferty, USGS

WRA’s Jordan Rosencranz, former Southwest Climate Science Center (SWCSC) fellow and research ecologist with the Western Ecological Research Center, United States Geological Survey, is lead author of a new research publication on sea level rise and impacts to tidal marsh habitat and species in southern California.

The research, titled “Sea-level rise, habitat loss, and potential extirpation of a salt marsh specialist bird in urbanized landscapes” was recently published in Ecology and Evolution, an open-access, online scientific journal covering ecology, evolution, and conservation. The work was part of Mr. Rosencranz’s doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering (D.Env) at the Institute of the Environmental and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles.  Research partners included the University of California, Santa Barbara; University of California, San Diego; Tijuana Estuary National Estuarine Research Reserve; and Avian Research Associates.

Read the full article here.

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