Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours)
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Oliver, Thomas, An integrated approach to assess the vulnerability of mangrove and saltmarsh to sea-level rise at Minnamurra NSW, Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours), School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong, 2011.
Mangrove and saltmarsh communities are essential components of estuarine ecosystems on the NSW south coast. Globally, projected sea level rise under IPCC climate scenarios pose a significant threat to the survival of mangrove and saltmarsh ecosystems. The resilience of mangrove and saltmarsh to the impacts of sea-level rise is dependent upon the maintenance of their elevation with respect to rising water levels and their ability to migrate landwards and requires further analysis. An integrated vulnerability assessment of the mangrove and saltmarsh at Minnamurra River, NSW, was undertaken to assess the resilience of mangrove and saltmarsh to the impacts of sea-level rise and recommend future adaptation policy and management strategies to preserve these communities.