Conceptual Model: Marsh Estuary Geomorphology

Marsh-Estuary Geomorphology       

As illustrated under Current Research, we expect changes in the configuration of the marsh-estuary to include
       - an increase in the ratio of low marsh to high marsh,
       - an increase in tidal creek length and marsh edge,
       - changes in the number and sizes of ponds, and a
       - decrease in the area of the marsh compared to the


resulting from
       - decreased sediment delivery from the watershed,
       - changes in primary production and decomposition,
       - changes in species and food web dynamics, including
         potential increases in creekbank bioturbation.