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dc.contributor.authorEvans, BR
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, H
dc.contributor.authorChirol, C
dc.contributor.authorKirkham, MK
dc.contributor.authorMöller, I
dc.contributor.authorRoyse, K
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, K
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-06T00:30:53Z
dc.date.available2022-01-06T00:30:53Z
dc.date.issued2022-02-05
dc.identifier.issn0272-7714
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/332114
dc.description.abstractSalt marshes provide diverse ecosystem services including coastal protection, habitat provision and carbon sequestration. The loss of salt marshes is a global scale phenomenon, of great socio-economic concern due to the substantial benefits that they provide. However, the causes of spatial variability in marsh loss rates are inadequately understood for the purposes of predicting future ecosystem distributions and functions under global environmental change. This study investigated the relationship between the presence of different saltmarsh plants and the mechanical properties of the underlying substrate that relate to its vulnerability to erosion. Relationships between three halophytes (Puccinellia spp., Spartina spp. and Salicornia spp.) and sediment stability were assessed and compared to unvegetated substrates using in-situ and laboratory tests of substrate geotechnical properties and sediment characteristics. Sampling was conducted at two UK sites with contrasting sedimentology, one sand-dominated and one clay-rich. Sediment samples, collected simultaneously with measurements of shear strength, were analysed for moisture content, particle size and organic, carbonate and mineral compositions. These data were then used to explore the contribution of plant type, alongside the sedimentological parameters, to measured shear strength.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.rights.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
dc.titleVegetation interactions with geotechnical properties and erodibility of salt marsh sediments
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Geography
dc.date.updated2021-12-31T17:03:06Z
prism.endingPage107713
prism.number107713
prism.publicationDate2022
prism.publicationNameEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
prism.startingPage107713
prism.volume265
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.79560
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-12-18
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107713
rioxxterms.versionAM
dc.contributor.orcidEvans, BR [0000-0003-0643-526X]
dc.contributor.orcidChirol, C [0000-0003-0932-4725]
dc.contributor.orcidMöller, I [0000-0003-1971-2932]
dc.contributor.orcidSpencer, Thomas [0000-0003-2610-6201]
dc.identifier.eissn1096-0015
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idNatural Environment Research Council (NE/R01082X/1)
pubs.funder-project-idNERC (NE/L002507/1)
cam.issuedOnline2021-12-22
cam.orpheus.success2022-01-05 - Embargo set during processing via Fast-track
cam.depositDate2021-12-31
pubs.licence-identifierapollo-deposit-licence-2-1
pubs.licence-display-nameApollo Repository Deposit Licence Agreement
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-12-22


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