Top ten priorities for global saltmarsh restoration, conservation and ecosystem service research

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  • Julien Petillon
    University of Rennes
  • Emma McKinley
    School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Meghan Alexander
    University of Nottingham
  • Janine B. Adams
    Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
  • Christine Angelini
    University of Florida
  • Thorsten Balke
    Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
  • John N. Griffin
    Swansea University
  • Tjeerd Bouma
    NIOZ, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • Sally Hacker
    Marine Mammal Institute, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, Newport, Oregon
  • Qiang He
    Duke University Marine Lab, USA
  • Marc J.S. Hensel
    University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Carles Ibanez
    Technological Centre of Catalonia
  • Peter L. Macreadie
    Deaking University, Warrnambool, Victoria
  • Simone Martino
    The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
  • Elwyn Sharps
    Nottingham University
  • Rhoda Ballinger
    School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University
  • Davide de Battisti
    University of Padova
  • Nicola Beaumont
    Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • Daryl Burdon
    Daryl Burdon Ltd
  • Pedro Daleo
    Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras
  • Andrea D'Alpaos
    University of Padova
  • Mollie Duggan Edwards
  • Angus Garbutt
    UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor
  • Stuart Jenkins
  • Cai J.T. Ladd
    Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Heather Lewis
    Natural Resources Wales
  • Giulio Mariotti
    Louisiana State University
  • Osgur McDermott
    World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge
  • Rachael Mills
    Natural England
  • Iris Moller
    Cambridge University
  • Stefanie Nolte
    University of East Anglia
  • Jordi F. Pages
    University of Nottingham
  • Brian Silliman
    Marine Mammal Institute, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, Newport, Oregon
  • Liquan Zhang
    East China Normal University, Shanghai
  • Martin Skov
Coastal saltmarshes provide globally important ecosystem services including ‘blue carbon’ sequestration, flood protection, pollutant remediation, habitat provision and cultural value. Large portions of marshes have been lost or fragmented as a result of land reclamation, embankment construction, and pollution. Sea level rise threatens marsh survival by blocking landward migration where coastlines have been developed. Research-informed saltmarsh conservation and restoration efforts are helping to prevent further loss, yet significant knowledge gaps remain. Using a mixed methods approach, this paper identifies ten research priorities through an online questionnaire and a residential workshop attended by an international, multi-disciplinary network of 35 saltmarsh experts spanning natural, physical and social sciences across research, policy, and practitioner sectors. Priorities have been grouped under four thematic areas of research: Saltmarsh Area Extent, Change and Restoration Potential (including past, present, global variation), Spatio-social contexts of Ecosystem Service delivery (e.g. influences of environmental context, climate change, and stakeholder groups on service provisioning), Patterns and Processes in saltmarsh functioning (global drivers of saltmarsh ecosystem structure/function) and Management and Policy Needs (how management varies contextually; challenges/opportunities for management). Although not intended to be exhaustive, the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for addressing each research priority examined here, providing a blueprint of the work that needs to be done to protect saltmarshes for future generations.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Rhif yr erthygl165544
CyfnodolynScience of the Total Environment
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar13 Gorff 2023
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StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 1 Tach 2023
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