Getting to the Root of the Increase in Texas Mangroves

Texas A&M University scientist Anna Armitage looks at a mangrove shrub on Pelican Island along the Texas coast.
Texas A&M University scientist Anna Armitage looks at a mangrove shrub on Pelican Island along the Texas coast.

A research team is studying how changes in land development and vegetation are affecting the ability of Texas coast wetlands to absorb carbon dioxide. An increase in the population of mangrove trees raises new questions for the team about how climate change is affecting the Texas Coast.

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