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Measuring and Modeling Greenhouse Gas Exchange from Restored Freshwater and Tidal Wetlands in the San Francisco Bay-Delta

Wetland restoration is a high priority inCA as we try to mitigate climate change and adapt to sea level rise. The San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Delta have lost 90-95% of their historic marshes and arenowhotspots for wetland restoration projects. There are also financial incentives from carbon market systems which sell the greenhouse gas (GHG) offsets gained in wetland restoration. However, quantification of GHG budgets in these systems iscomplex and difficult to model at the annual time scale. In this presentation, I will present the state of our knowledge concerning drivers of GHGexchange in freshwater to saline marshes, summarizing measurements from field sites in the Delta, Suisun Bay and San Francisco Bay. Iwill also present a biogeochemical process-based model used to predict GHG in these ecosystems and future research aimedat improving predictions of GHG offsets from wetland restoration projects across our region.

Speaker: Dr. Patty Oikawa, California State University East Bay

Wednesday, 03/06/19


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Estuary & Ocean Science Center

3152 Paradise Drive
Bay Conference Center, South Bay Room
Tiburon, CA 94920

Phone: 415-33803700
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