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Naturally Speaking: Salt Marshes, Ghost Forests, and Sea Level Rise

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Date(s) - 04/18/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Speaker:  Dr. Matt Kirwan, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

 Salt marshes are simultaneously among the most valuable and vulnerable ecosystems on Earth, and an important part of the Chesapeake Bay’s cultural and environmental legacy. Sea level rise rates in the mid-Atlantic are twice as fast as the global average. Some marshes are fighting back by rapidly building their soil up to higher elevations and invading dying “ghost forests,” while other marshes are rapidly deteriorating. Join Dr. Matt Kirwan, Assistant Professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, to learn about how salt marshes and coastal forests are faring in the Chesapeake region and beyond.

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