Organic Matter Decomposition across a Coastal Wetland Landscape in Louisiana, U.S.A. Environmental Data (2014-2015)

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Coastal wetlands store more carbon than most ecosystems globally. However, little is known about the mechanisms that control the loss of organic matter in coastal wetlands at the landscape scale, and how sea-level rise will impact this important ecological function.

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Metadata Date September 15, 2017
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 15, 2017
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center (Point of Contact)
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Temporal Extent Begin 2014-10-01
Temporal Extent End 2015-11-01

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