Can mangroves keep up with rising sea levels?

Building of mangrove nursery

Check out this recent paper by Dr. Glenn A. Coldren and researchers from Villanova University and Smithsonian Environment Research Center on work at Kennedy Space Center. Their study showed coastal wetlands in the southeastern United States may respond strongly to rising temperatures due to climate change and may help shorelines keep pace with sea level rise.

He is now continuing his work on climate change effects on coastal wetlands in our research department at Florida Oceanographic and has even began building an experimental nursery to test sea level rise effects on salt marsh and mangroves on site.