About the instructor
Carrie Moore, R.L.A. has over 20 years as a practicing Registered Landscape Architect. She has lived and designed all over the world from New Zealand, Austria, Brazil to Qatar. Her additional degrees in Natural Resource Management and Ecological Engineering have provided a solid basis for ecological design practices. Carrie has designed all ranges of projects including urban, parks, community and park design, to infrastructure. Due to the international nature of the work, her designs have crossed a large variety of ecosystems, cultures, and design circumstances, and design budgets. Carrie was the principal of a landscape architecture firm for over 10 years before turning her attention to educating future landscape architects as a professor. Carrie Moore is CLARB-certified, LEED AP, and licensed in four states.
This presentation discusses a study that investigates the different probable causes of Peat Collapse in Coastal Wetlands using the Everglades as a case study. This webinar will go through all the extensive research done to try and prove all presented hypotheses including the results of each.
Coastal wetlands are important because they provide many valuable ecosystem services. They provide habitat for commercially important fisheries and other marine animals, provide the first line of defense in the face of coastal storms by buffering waves and preventing shoreline erosion, and they store more carbon in their soils than any other ecosystem in the world. Furthermore, they store immense amounts of carbon (C) in vegetation and sediments, but this store of C is under threat from climate change.
1. Increase knowledge about accelerated sea level rise (SLR), which leads to saltwater intrusion, and more frequent periods of droughts that will both impact biogeochemical cycling in wetlands.
2. Comprehend the importance of managing increased water inputs into wetlands can push back the saltwater and allow preservation of these systems.
3. Understand proper coastal management and policy which may be the key to helping coastal marshes survive.
General Course Information
US State Approvals
|LA CES Approved||Yes|
|States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY||Yes|
***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements
|GA, MN, and SD |
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.
Canada Provinces and Territories
|British Columbia||Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES|
|Ontario||Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES|