Climate Change and Alaskan Wetlands. Sadie Iverson SWES 574. Wetlands in Alaska. As of 1990, only 0.1% lost. Walker et al. 2005. Wetland Types. Many varieties Peatlands (muskegs) Marshes (salt and freshwater) Some affected by permafrost. Copper River Delta, southeast Alaska.
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Climate Change and Alaskan Wetlands
As of 1990, only 0.1% lost
Walker et al. 2005
Copper River Delta, southeast Alaska
Felzer and Hu 2004
Muskegs, kettle ponds turn to wet soil or uplands
Rise in temperature, lowering of moisture
(Klein et al. 2005)