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North Carolina salt marshes. (Courtesy: John Bruno). Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems Coastal Hazards Management Course. Slide 4. 1 , North Carolina salt marshes. A New England salt marsh at high tide. (Courtesy: John Bruno). Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

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North Carolina salt marshes

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 1, North Carolina salt marshes


A New England salt marsh at high tide

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 2, A New England salt marsh


Salt marsh zonation

Spartina alterniflora

Juncus gerardi

Spartina patens

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Iva frutescens

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 3, New England salt marsh zonation


A North Carolina salt marsh

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 4, A North Carolina salt marsh


Salt marsh zonation

Iva frutescens

Spartina alterniflora

Juncus roemerianus

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 5, Zonation of a typical North Carolina salt marsh


Salt marsh bare patch generation by physical disturbance

Wrack disturbance

Ice rafting disturbance

Two physical disturbances that can create bare patches in salt marshes.

(Courtesy: Mark Bertness)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 6, bare patch generation


Bare patch recolonization

A salt marsh bare patch being recolonized by spike grass, an early colonist but competitively inferior species.

(Courtesy: Mark Bertness)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 7, bare patch recolonization


Salt marsh dredging

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 8, salt marsh dredging


Fringing salt marshes

A fringing New England salt marsh

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 9, fringing salt marshes


Seagrass beds

A tropical seagrass bed

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4.10, seagrass beds


Estuarine habitats

Salt marsh, oyster reef, and mud flat habitats

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4.11, estuarine habitats


Oyster reef

Photograph of an oyster reef

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 12, oyster reef


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