Assessing the Vulnerability of Coastal Wetlands to Sea-Level Rise


What will happen to critical wetlands as sea levels rise? Vulnerable coastal wetlands and beach areas are home to endangered birds and other wildlife. This project identifies the exposure of three managed wetlands on O‘ahu and Maui to projected sea level rise and examines the amount of time available to implement the adaptation responses. Working with stakeholders at sites of high management significance, this project provides a model of sea level rise to define impacts and develop responses and solutions.

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 Data Served on Science Base

Related Publications

Rotzoll and Fletcher 2012 | Assessment of groundwater inundation as a consequence of sea-level rise | Nature Climate ChangeDOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1725

Kane et al. 2013 | Critical elevation levels for flooding due to sea-level rise in Hawai‘i | Regional Environmental ChangeDOI: 10.1007/s10113-014-0725-6

Cooper et al. 2013| Sea-level rise vulnerability mapping for adaptation decisions using LiDAR DEMs | Progress in Physical GeographyDOI: 10.1177/0309133313496835