Course Description and Credit Information

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. 

Learning Objectives:

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

 

Credits

1 CEU/CE/PH/CH

HSW

Yes

Format

Pre-recorded webinar

Presenter

Carrie Moore

 

 

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

North Carolina

Yes

New Jersey

No

Florida

No

New York
***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.

Yes
**See explanation

 

Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Ontario

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Video

    • Video

  • 02

    Quiz

    • Quiz

  • 03

    Survey

    • Survey