Predicting Sea-level Rise and Infrastructure Effects on Coastal Wetlands

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dc.creator Rodriguez, Jose F.
dc.creator Saco, Patricia M.
dc.creator Sandi, Steven G.
dc.creator Saintilan, Neil
dc.creator Riccardi, Gerardo A. 2020-02-27T03:38:30Z 2020-02-27T03:38:30Z 2017-11-13
dc.description.abstract : Climate change predictions for Australia include an accelerated sea-level rise, wich challenges the survival of estuarine wetlands. Furthermore, coastal infrastructure poses and additional constraint on the adaptive capacity of these ecosystems. This paper presents results of wetland evolution based on hydro period and inundation depth experienced by vegetation, and computed using a hydrodynamic model. The application simulates the long-term evolution of wetland on the Hunter Estuary heavily constricted by infrastructure that is undergoing the effects of predicted accelerated sea-level rise. The wetland presents a vegetation zonation sequence mudflats –mangrove –saltmarsh from the seaward margin, but it also affected by compartmentalization due tu internal road embankments and culverts that effectively attenuates tidal inputs. Results of the modelo show that flow attenuation can play a major role in wetland hydrodynamics and that its effects can increase wetland vulnerability under climate change scenarios, particularly in situations where existing infrastructure affects the flow. es
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dc.format.extent 1-6 es
dc.language.iso eng es
dc.publisher Editorial to conference proceedings of 13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference. HIWE2017 es
dc.rights openAccess es
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dc.subject Coastal wetlands es
dc.subject Sea-level rise es
dc.subject Wetland evolution es
dc.title Predicting Sea-level Rise and Infrastructure Effects on Coastal Wetlands es
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.type documento de conferencia
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dc.citation.title Proceeding of the 13th Hydraulics in Water Engineering Conference es
dc.description.fil School of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia es
dc.description.fil Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, North Ride, Australia es
dc.description.fil Departamento de Hidráulica, Escuela de Ingenieria Civil, Fac. de Cs. Exactas, Ingenieria y Agrimensura, Universidad Nacional de Rosario es
dc.description.fil Consejo de Investigaciones de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario es
dc.type.collection comunicaciones
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