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|definition= Low, wet, muddy area periodically or continuously flooded by brackish or salt water to a shallow depth, usually characterized by grasses and other low plants (but not trees); land transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where saturation with water is the dominant factor controlling plant and animal communities and soils.<ref>CoPraNet glossary [http://www.coastalpractice.net/glossary/index.htm]</ref>.  
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|definition= Low, wet, muddy area periodically or continuously flooded by brackish or salt water to a shallow depth, usually characterized by grasses and other low plants (but not trees); land transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where saturation with water is the dominant factor controlling plant and animal communities and soils.
 
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[[Introduction to salt marshes|Salt marsh]] is a key habitat of transitional waters lying at the interface between the land and the sea, depending on, and periodically covered by tidal sea water.
 
  
Chapman (1960<ref> Chapman, V.J., 1960. ''Salt Marshes and Salt Deserts of the World.'' London: Leonard Hill Limited, 392p.</ref>, 1977 <ref>Chapman, V.J., 1974. Salt marshes and salt deserts of the world, in R.J. Reimold and W.H. Queen, ed.,'' Ecology of Halophytes''. New York: Academic Press, 3.19.</ref>) describes nine different geographical salt marsh regions throughout the world.
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[[Salt marshes|Salt marsh]] is a key habitat of transitional waters lying at the interface between the land and the sea, depending on, and periodically covered by tidal sea water.
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Chapman (1960<ref> Chapman, V.J., 1960. ''Salt Marshes and Salt Deserts of the World.'' London: Leonard Hill Limited, 392p.</ref>, 1977 a<ref>Chapman, V.J., 1977. ''Wet Coastal Ecosystems.'' Amsterdam: Elsevier, 440p.</ref>, b <ref>Chapman, V.J., 1997. ''Coastal Vegetation.'' New York: Pergamon Press, 292p.</ref>) describes nine different geographical salt marsh regions throughout the world.
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==Related articles==
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* [[Salt marshes]]
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* [[Dynamics, threats and management of salt marshes]]
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* [[Spatial and temporal variability of salt marshes]]
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* [[Natural variability and change in coastal ecosystems#Salt marshes]]
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* [[Spatial and temporal scales in biogeomorphology#Coupling of mudflat to Saltmarsh]]
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* [[Characteristics of muddy coasts]]
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* [[Biogeomorphology of coastal systems]]
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* [[Natural shore protecting barriers]]
  
  
== Salt marsh species ==
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=See also=
  
== Habitat creation ==
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* [[Birds Directive, Habitats Directive, NATURA 2000]]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_marsh Salt marsh on Wikipedia]
  
==See also==
 
[[Natural variability in Coastal Ecosystems#Salt marshes]]
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_marsh Salt marsh on Wikipedia]
 
  
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Revision as of 12:32, 20 September 2020

Definition of Salt marsh:
Low, wet, muddy area periodically or continuously flooded by brackish or salt water to a shallow depth, usually characterized by grasses and other low plants (but not trees); land transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where saturation with water is the dominant factor controlling plant and animal communities and soils.
This is the common definition for Salt marsh, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Salt marsh is a key habitat of transitional waters lying at the interface between the land and the sea, depending on, and periodically covered by tidal sea water. Chapman (1960[1], 1977 a[2], b [3]) describes nine different geographical salt marsh regions throughout the world.


Related articles


See also


References

  1. Chapman, V.J., 1960. Salt Marshes and Salt Deserts of the World. London: Leonard Hill Limited, 392p.
  2. Chapman, V.J., 1977. Wet Coastal Ecosystems. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 440p.
  3. Chapman, V.J., 1997. Coastal Vegetation. New York: Pergamon Press, 292p.