CWGC Special Issue

Ecosystem Health and Sustainability of Coastal Wetlands under Global Change

Guest Editors

Jianwu Tang

Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)

Gregory Starr

The University of Alabama

The complex interactions of climate change, anthropogenic pressures, land-use land cover change, species invasion and migration, and management affects ecosystem health and sustainability of global coastal wetlands. Meanwhile, their ecosystem services, including supporting biodiversity and sequestrating carbon, feedback to the changing environment. The objective of this special issue is to bring together a series of researchers that focus their studies on understanding the structure and function of wetland ecosystems with an anthropogenic influences such as those mentioned above. We aim to present the recent advances in field-based, remote sensing, modeling, and synthesis results and their applications in managing coastal wetlands toward sustainable development.


Coastal wetland, carbon cycle, ecosystem, climate change, restoration, conservation, degradation, species invasion


Submission deadline: March 1, 2017

Proposed publication time: October 1, 2017.