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July 2019 Updates


The CCRCN wishes a warm farewell to Dave Klinges. Dave managed the CCRCN clearinghouse and database, and he has been a driving force in the great progress the CCRCN has made over the past year. Dave is moving on to graduate school at the University of Florida and will be investigating the role of microclimate in determining the distribution and diversity of tropical forest vertebrates, and how agricultural land use impacts thermal connectivity across a landscape. Good luck Dave! 

Tidal Freshwater Forests in the Atlas

Several new datasets in the United States southeast's tidal freshwater forests are now available to view and download in the CCRCN Atlas! This includes both carbon stocks and age depth data along the Waccamaw and Savannah Rivers from multiple studies:

  • Krauss, Ken W., et al. "The role of the upper tidal estuary in wetland blue carbon storage and flux." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 32.5 (2018): 817-839.
  • Noe, Gregory B., et al. "Contemporary deposition and long-term accumulation of sediment and nutrients by tidal freshwater forested wetlands impacted by sea level rise." Estuaries and Coasts 39.4 (2016): 1006-1019.
  • Drexler, Judith Z., et al. "A long-term comparison of carbon sequestration rates in impounded and naturally tidal freshwater marshes along the lower Waccamaw River, South Carolina." Wetlands 33.5 (2013): 965-974.

Dr. Jamie Duberstein (Clemson), Nicole Cormier (Macquarie University), and Dr. Kevin Krauss (USGS) running through a tidal freshwater forested wetland along the lower Savannah River, Georgia, within its tidally influenced zone
Other data updates and releases now available in the Clearinghouse and Atlas
  • Drexler, Judith Z., et al. "Carbon accumulation and vertical accretion in a restored versus historic salt marsh in southern Puget Sound, Washington, United States." Restoration Ecology
  • Johnson, Beverly J., et al. "Middle to Late Holocene fluctuations of C3 and C4 vegetation in a northern New England salt marsh, Sprague Marsh, Phippsburg Maine." Organic Geochemistry 38.3 (2007): 394-403.
  • Weis, Daniel A., John C. Callaway, and Richard M. Gersberg. "Vertical accretion rates and heavy metal chronologies in wetland sediments of the Tijuana Estuary." Estuaries 24.6 (2001): 840-850.

2019 AGU Fall Meeting Sessions

A number of sessions at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting may be of interest. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 31st at 11:59 EST


  • Coastal wetland carbon: recent advances in measurements, modeling, and syntheses (B034)
  • Water-energy-carbon fluxes over terrestrial water surfaces in a warming world (B131)
  • Disturbance impacts on ecological and biogeochemical processes in coastal wetlands (GC024)
  • Going out (to sea) with a bang: Biogeochemical cycling and intersections with ecology as rivers traverse through deltas, estuaries, and river plumes (B058)
  • Understanding atmospheric nitrogen exchange in coastal and estuarine ecosystems (B122)
  • Gas Fluxes from and into Inland and Coastal Waters:  Integrating Hydrodynamics and Biogeochemistry (B055)
  • Natural Wetlands and Open Waters in the Global Methane Cycle: Modeling, Syntheses, Characterization, Observations, and Challenges (B082)
Comparing systems or synthesizing data from multiple sources/networks
  • Hydrological and biogeochemical connectivity across coastal watersheds and estuaries: linking terrestrial and aquatic processes (B060)
  • Towards Predictive Understanding of the Frequency and Outcomes of Compounding Disturbances Across Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems (B114)
  • Impacts of aerosols on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems (B062)
  • Forging linkages in carbon cycle science (B054)
  • Multi-scale controls on soil organic matter: Leveraging networks,  synthesis and long-term studies (B080)
  • Soil Carbon Change and Persistence in the Anthropocene (B102)
  • Remote Sensing of CH4 and CO2 from Space: the expanding observing system (A114)
  • Observing and Modeling Biogeochemical Responses to Disturbance (B084)
  • Regional budgets, trends and drivers of major greenhouse gases (N2O, CH4 and CO2) (B095)
  • Scientific Surprises from Sensors: What Have We Learned About Ecosystem Science from Advancement of in situ Sensors? (B099)

Until next time,
The Coastal Carbon RCN                                               
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