Mangrove forests occupy a unique ecological niche in inter-tidal zones of the world’s tropics and subtropics, and their extent and health have important implications for both science and policy. In the conterminous United States, these warm temperature- and saltwater- loving trees only grow in three states: Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. However, these forests are highly … Continue reading Tracking Mangroves in the United States: Where? Why? and What’s Next?
I’m sure you’ve heard this many times before… “glaciers are melting and sea level is rising”. At first glance, this is a simple concept that many people have already become tired of hearing about. But allow me to add a bit more intrigue; the intricacies of how sea-level rise is experienced differently around the world … Continue reading A Local Perspective on Sea-Level Change