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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

North Carolina salt marshes

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 1, North Carolina salt marshes


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


North carolina salt marshes

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


North carolina salt marshes

A North Carolina salt marsh

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 4, A North Carolina salt marsh


North carolina salt marshes

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


North carolina salt marshes

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


North carolina salt marshes

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


North carolina salt marshes

Salt marsh dredging

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4. 8, salt marsh dredging


North carolina salt marshes

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


North carolina salt marshes

Seagrass beds

A tropical seagrass bed

(Courtesy: John Bruno)

Session 4: Estuarine Ecosystems

Coastal Hazards Management Course

Slide 4.10, seagrass beds


North carolina salt marshes

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


North carolina salt marshes

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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