Understanding late Holocene relative sea-level change with mangrove sediments in the western Pacific Ocean

Juliet Sefton - Monash University

Coastal sediments can extend observations of relative sea-level changes beyond the instrumental and historical record. Extending observations with sedimentological data is important at sites without long tide gauge records and limited geological observations. In this seminar I will show how late Holocene mangrove sediment sequences provide us with a record of anomalous relative sea-level rise in Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean.