Coastal macrophytes contribute to the long term geomorphological stability of Cadiz Bay

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Coastal macrophytes contribute to the long term geomorphological stability of Cadiz Bay

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dc.contributor.author Morris, E.P.
dc.contributor.author Caballero, I.
dc.contributor.author Benavente, Javier
dc.contributor.author Navarro, G.
dc.contributor.author Bouma, Tjeerd J.
dc.contributor.author Peralta González, Gloria
dc.contributor.other Biología en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-27T07:40:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-27T07:40:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-26T00:00:00Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10498/17176
dc.description Charla presentada en el 2015 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Aquatic Sciences: Global And Regional Perspectives — North Meets South (http://sgmeet.com/aslo/granada2015) en_US
dc.description.abstract In the Eastern Gulf of Cadiz, terrestrial sediments are mainly supplied by the large Guadalquivir and smaller Guadalete rivers, both of which are subject to substantial man-made interventions. These rivers are the main sediment source to Cadiz Bay; a shallow, meso-tidal bay with high subtidal macrophyte coverage and extensive salt marshes that appears to act as an effective filter, retaining fine material and ensuring accretion rates that match sea-level rise. Field observations suggest that the relative importance of the different mechanisms by which macrophyte canopies promote accretion is related to their species-specific biometric properties and zonation. Overall, we argue that the key mechanism which enhances long-term accretion in the bay is related to the reduction of erosive forces on the sediment bed cause by the interaction of plant canopies with local hydrodynamics, particularly during high wind events. Considering the importance of coastal macrophytes for long-term accretion, we briefly discuss how different local and regional management strategies in relation to IPCC climate change predictions may influence terrestrial derived-sediment dynamics. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship EU FP7-SPACE-2013: FAST - GA n.607131, Junta Andalucia: P07-RNM-2516, P09-RNM-4853, PR11-RNM-7722,MECD: CTM2008-00012/MAR, Schure-Beijerinck-Popping Fund: SBP/JK/2007-32), E.U. MarinERA Project MedEX: CTM2008-04036-E/MAR) y PERSEUS (FP7-287600) en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject FAST en_US
dc.subject FP7 en_US
dc.subject ecosystem service en_US
dc.subject Foreshore en_US
dc.subject Benthic vegetation en_US
dc.subject sediment dynamics en_US
dc.title Coastal macrophytes contribute to the long term geomorphological stability of Cadiz Bay en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/lecture en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/granada2015/viewabstract.asp?AbstractID=26892
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