Human Geosciences(H)
Session Sub-categoryComplex & General
Session IDH-CG28
TitleCoastal wetlands: geomorphologic, biologic and anthropogenic processes
Short TitleCoastal wetlands
Main ConvenerNameKiyoshi Fujimoto
AffiliationNanzan University
Session LanguageJJ
ScopeCoastal wetlands are very fragile environment against external environmental changes such as sea-level rise and anthropogenic impacts. On the other hand, coastal wetlands have a significant role as a place for carbon sequestration in the belowground as well as the aboveground. This session will discuss the geomorphologic, biologic and anthropogenic processes on the coastal wetlands in the various climate zones during the Holocene. For example, coastal wetlands in the tropics have evolved with the development of wetland forests such as mangrove forest, peat swamp forest and fresh water swamp forest. The most significant process for habitat formation and maintenance of the former two forests are peat production and decomposition, which are also significant processes on the coastal lowlands in the temperate and subarctic zones, though the mechanism of the processes might be different. Geomorphological processes such as sedimentation and erosion by fluvial and marine processes are also important for all of coastal wetlands. However, the environment of coastal wetlands has been destroyed by various human activities such as deforestation, agriculture land development, peat mining, and shrimp firming in and around mangrove forests in recent years. We would like to invite the wide discipline of research papers on not only the natural processes but also the anthropogenic processes in order to offer the scientific basis for creating sustainable management systems on the coastal wetlands in the future.
Presentation FormatPoster presentation only
Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Poster Presentation May 20 Core Time
HCG28-P01 Forest structure and site environments of a mangrove community in the surface erosion area possibly caused by rapid sea-level rise on Pohnpei Island, Micronesia. Kiyoshi Fujimoto Abstract
HCG28-P02 Land cover change in mangrove forests using analysis of high-resolution images Kodai Hasada Abstract
HCG28-P03 Fourteen-year trend of above-ground biomass in a Sonneratia alba forest in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia Shingo Taniguchi Abstract
HCG28-P04 CNS elemental analysis of tidal flat sediments in Ena Bay, Miura Peninsula yamamoto yuka Abstract
HCG28-P05 Sedimentary Environment of Early Holocene Peat Layer rich with Diatom in South Bank plain of Haihe River, China Jing Fang Abstract