Intertidal Wetlands

Spatial Patterns and Dimensions - Global

Spatial Patterns and Dimensions - HBB

 

Biophysical Interactions

Dynamic of weather and climate

Geomorphologic and Hydrologic Processes

Weathering

Erosion

Transport and Deposition

Soil Formation

 

Biological Processes (Invasion, modification and succession)

Natural Stress:

High Salinity

Rate and Nature of Change

Nature:

Rate:

How quick it’s happening:

Two Factors:

Describe the current rate of change evident in Homebush Bay Intertidal Wetlands

Factors causing change in Intertidal Wetlands

  1. Changes in salinity
  1. Changes to tidal movements
  1. Seasonal variance in weather
  1. Migration of birds
  1. Thunderstorm activity
  1. Geomorphical processes altered
  1. Climate change
  1. Pollution
  1. Modification of the environment
  1. Attempts to rehabilitate and protect ecosystems

Why is it at risk?

Reasons for management:

Human Impacts and Management (HBB)

Traditional:

Contemporary:

Negative Impacts

Positive Impacts

Sungei Buloh

Traditional:

Contemporary: