Date of Award

Summer 8-5-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Wenge Ni-meister

Second Advisor

Sean Ahearn

Academic Program Adviser

Sean Ahearn



It is hypothesized that sea-level rise and storm events are influencing the disappearance of marsh island vegetation in Long Island’s South Shore Estuary. A significant negative correlation was found when comparing mean local sea level rise to marsh vegetation NDVI values in Jamaica Bay, Queens, and Nassau County.



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