Impacts of climate change on coastal floodplain wetland biogeochemistry and surface water quality [ 2008 - 2010 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr RT Bush; Dr P Slavich; Dr SG Johnston; Prof LA Sullivan; Dr ED Burton

Brief description The most vulnerable Australian landscapes to global warming driven sea-level rise are our low-lying coastal floodplains. Seawater inundation dramatically affects soil chemistry and water quality. Over 74,000 km2 of the low-lying coastal floodplains of Australia contain acid sulfate soils. For these soils, seawater inundation has the potential to greatly enhance the release of acidity, with a high capacity to severely degrade wetlands, estuaries and farmland. This project will directly contribute to our national capacity to assess and manage impacts from climate change, providing greater protection of our coastal floodplains resources.

Funding Amount $246,000

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