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Data underlying the publication: How grazing management can maximize erosion resistance of salt marshes

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posted on 02.06.2021, 07:45 by Beatriz Marin Diaz, Laura L. Govers, Daphne van der Wal, Han Olff, Tjeerd J. Bouma
This dataset contains the data obtained and utilized for the manuscript: How grazing management can maximize erosion resistance of salt marshes. The aim was to determine how salt marsh management (i.e., grazing by large vs. small grazers vs. artificial mowing), marsh elevation and marsh age affect soil stability (i.e., soil-collapse) and intrinsic lateral erodibility of salt marshes (i.e., particle-by-particle detachment). For this, soil cores were collected in high and low marshes (above and below 0.5 m MHWL respectively) of different ages. At these locations, we compared cores from grazed areas to cores inside grazer exclosures, with and without artificial mowing. The samples were exposed to waves in waves tanks and erosion was measured. The dataset includes i) the files with the erosion calculation, ii) the soil elevation measured inside and outside the exclosures, iii) a table with all the values of the vegetation and sediment variables measured for the samples with sandy subsoil and iv) a table with all the values of the vegetation and sediment variables measured for the fine-grained samples only

History

Publisher

4TU.ResearchData

Time coverage

2018

Geolocation

Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands

Geolocation Longitude

6.14

Geolocation Latitude

53.29

Organizations

NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Department of Estuarine and Delta systems Conservation Ecology Group, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen Department of Coastal Systems, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research and Utrecht University Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University