Two fill-sized figures (REBAR)

These two figures, accessible here at full size (for readability) accompany an active grant proposal submitted to the Natural Environment Research Council (July 2017):

Fig. 1 (A) Typical cross-shore view of barrier processes (sediment deposition and vegetation response) at three times bracketing a storm event. Coring in WP1 will reveal a record of deposition and organic response. (B) Plan-view perspective (advocated here) of the sequence in A. Natural feedbacks between sediment transport, vegetation patterns, and barrier morphology may drive increased landscape heterogeneity, habitat diversity, biodiversity, and ultimately barrier system resilience. (C) Conceptual trajectories for how barrier systems may change under different climate-impact and management scenarios, which we will test in WP2 and the Pathways to Impact. (D) A conceptual regime diagram of different barrier states (with real exemplars), which we will also test quantitatively with numerical modelling in WP2.

Fig. 2 – (A) Washover deposits near Salthouse, North Norfolk, following winter storms in 2013. Schematics illustrating (B) the manipulated field experiment in WP1 (after Walters & Kirwan 2016) and (C) the numerical modelling routine in WP2.