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Suisun MarshEcological History and Possible Futures$
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Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, and Peggy L. Fiedler

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520276086

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520276086.001.0001

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Suisun Marsh Today: Agents of Change

Suisun Marsh Today: Agents of Change

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(p.185) 8 Suisun Marsh Today: Agents of Change
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Suisun Marsh
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Stuart W. Siegel

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520276086.003.0008

Decisions about the future of Suisun Marsh must be well informed if they are to have positive and predictable outcomes. Delineating agents of change in the marsh is a fundamental step in the decision-making process, as the separate and combined effects of agents of change inform scenarios for alternative futures of the marsh. This chapter reviews a dozen important drivers of change in Suisun Marsh: (1) climate change, (2) reduced sediment supply, (3) invasive alien species, (4) warmer temperatures, (5) earthquakes, (6) large-scale regional tidal restoration, (7) watershed land-use change, (8) delta water operations, (9) salinity management, (10) managed wetlands operations, (11) management of endangered species, and (12) public policy and institutions.

Keywords:   climate change, sediment supply, earthquakes, tidal restoration, land-use change, delta operations, salinity, invasive alien species, endangered species, public policy

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