Wetland Area Change Assessments in Coastal Louisiana

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Louisiana experiences more wetland loss than all other States in the conterminous United States combined, with a net change in land area of about -4,877 km² from 1932 to 2010. Documenting and understanding the occurrence and rates of wetland loss are necessary for effective planning, protection, and restoration activities.  Remotely sensed datasets are utilized to better understand the extent, rates, and causal mechanisms of wetland loss.  The number of remotely sensed datasets that are used to study trends in wetland area change is increasing.

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Brady Couvillion
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