Export from Seagrass Meadows Contributes to Marine Carbon Sequestration

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623712
Title:
Export from Seagrass Meadows Contributes to Marine Carbon Sequestration
Authors:
Duarte, Carlos M. ( 0000-0002-1213-1361 ) ; Krause-Jensen, Dorte
Abstract:
Seagrasses export a substantial portion of their primary production, both in particulate and dissolved organic form, but the fate of this export production remains unaccounted for in terms of seagrass carbon sequestration. Here we review available evidence on the fate of seagrass carbon export to conclude that this represents a significant contribution to carbon sequestration, both in sediments outside seagrass meadows and in the deep sea. The evidence presented implies that the contribution of seagrass meadows to carbon sequestration has been underestimated by only including carbon burial within seagrass sediments.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Duarte CM, Krause-Jensen D (2017) Export from Seagrass Meadows Contributes to Marine Carbon Sequestration. Frontiers in Marine Science 4. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00013.
Publisher:
Frontiers Media SA
Journal:
Frontiers in Marine Science
Issue Date:
17-Jan-2017
DOI:
10.3389/fmars.2017.00013
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2296-7745
Sponsors:
The study was funded by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology through the baseline funding to CD. DK received support from the COCOA project under the BONUS program funded by the EU 7th framework program and the Danish Research Council and from the NOVAGRASS (0603-00003DSF) project funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research. We thank Tinna Christensen and Ane Kjeldgård for help with the figures.
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http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00013/full
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
dc.contributor.authorKrause-Jensen, Dorteen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-25T10:55:13Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-25T10:55:13Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-17en
dc.identifier.citationDuarte CM, Krause-Jensen D (2017) Export from Seagrass Meadows Contributes to Marine Carbon Sequestration. Frontiers in Marine Science 4. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00013.en
dc.identifier.issn2296-7745en
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmars.2017.00013en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623712-
dc.description.abstractSeagrasses export a substantial portion of their primary production, both in particulate and dissolved organic form, but the fate of this export production remains unaccounted for in terms of seagrass carbon sequestration. Here we review available evidence on the fate of seagrass carbon export to conclude that this represents a significant contribution to carbon sequestration, both in sediments outside seagrass meadows and in the deep sea. The evidence presented implies that the contribution of seagrass meadows to carbon sequestration has been underestimated by only including carbon burial within seagrass sediments.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe study was funded by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology through the baseline funding to CD. DK received support from the COCOA project under the BONUS program funded by the EU 7th framework program and the Danish Research Council and from the NOVAGRASS (0603-00003DSF) project funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research. We thank Tinna Christensen and Ane Kjeldgård for help with the figures.en
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00013/fullen
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectBlue carbonen
dc.subjectCarbonen
dc.subjectDeep seaen
dc.subjectExporten
dc.subjectSeagrassen
dc.titleExport from Seagrass Meadows Contributes to Marine Carbon Sequestrationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Marine Scienceen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionArctic Research Centre, Bioscience, Aarhus University, Århus C, , Denmarken
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Silkeborg, , Denmarken
kaust.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
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