Proposal Title: 

Phase 1 (2011): Sea-level rise modeling across the California salt marsh gradient for resource managers: evaluation of methodology.

Science Delivery Phase (2013): Science communication and delivery of nearshore climate change impacts to natural resource managers in support of decision-making.

Project Summary: 

This project uses modeling at a parcel scale to measure the effects of sea-level rise on coastal ecosystems and tidal salt marshes. The project team will measure several parameters that will be incorporated into ArcGIS models creating comparable datasets across the Pacific coast tidal gradient. The ultimate goal is to provide science support tools for local adaptation planning from the bottom-up that may be implemented under a structured decision-making framework.