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dc.contributor.authorAshby, Heather Louise
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:01:40Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:01:40Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.otherashby_heather_l_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/ashby_heather_l_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27377
dc.description.abstractWetland mitigation can be accomplished through the enhancement, protection, creation or restoration of wetlands. In coastal regions, mitigated sites are at risk of being lost or degraded due to the land use changes that occur in reponse to sea-level rise, loss of shoreline stability, and human alterations. To improve the success of mitigated coastal wetlands, it is imperative that the future risks to these sites be known. To accomplish this, a future land use map is created for the year 2030 for coastal Georgia which is used in a risk assessment to identify 1) the wetlands that are most at risk of being lost or degraded in the year 2030, 2) where sites with the greatest potential for benefiting wetland functions occur in the landscape for the years 2008 and 2030, and 3) where the potential will increase the most during this time frame.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectWetlands
dc.subjectWetland Mitigation
dc.subjectCoastal Wetlands
dc.subjectGIS
dc.subjectSpatial Analysis Modeling
dc.subjectSLAMM
dc.subjectSLEUTH
dc.subjectAMBUR
dc.subjectFuture Land Use
dc.subjectMarshes
dc.subjectSea Level Rise
dc.subjectShoreline Stability
dc.titleA spatial model ranking the potential for mitigation sites based on ecosystem functions
dc.title.alternativean analysis of coastal Georgia in 2008 and 2030
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentBiological and Agricultural Engineering
dc.description.majorEnvironmental Engineering
dc.description.advisorElizabeth Kramer
dc.description.committeeElizabeth Kramer
dc.description.committeeMark Risse
dc.description.committeeRhett Jackson


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