What Will Sea Level Rise Do to Marshes?

By NewsDesk

Villanova University scientist Nathaniel Weston is studying how climate change and sea level rise could affect salt and freshwater marshes. Saltwater seeping into freshwater marshes could injure the plants, animals, bacteria and marine life that live and feed off the marsh.   

Science correspondent Miles O’Brien takes a look at the tools scientists are using to investigate the water elevation and the soil chemistry of the marshes and how plants respond to growing at different water levels. Miles reports here for National Science Foundation’s* Science Nation.

*For the record, the National Science Foundation is an underwriter of the NewsHour.

(Source: newshour.pbs.org)