Assessing the risk of carbon dioxide emissions from blue carbon ecosystems

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624032
Title:
Assessing the risk of carbon dioxide emissions from blue carbon ecosystems
Authors:
Lovelock, Catherine E.; Atwood, Trisha; Baldock, Jeff; Duarte, Carlos M. ( 0000-0002-1213-1361 ) ; Hickey, Sharyn; Lavery, Paul S.; Masque, Pere; Macreadie, Peter I.; Ricart, Aurora M.; Serrano, Oscar; Steven, Andy
Abstract:
"Blue carbon" ecosystems, which include tidal marshes, mangrove forests, and seagrass meadows, have large stocks of organic carbon (C) in their soils. These carbon stocks are vulnerable to decomposition and - if degraded - can be released to the atmosphere in the form of CO. We present a framework to help assess the relative risk of CO emissions from degraded soils, thereby supporting inclusion of soil C into blue carbon projects and establishing a means to prioritize management for their carbon values. Assessing the risk of CO emissions after various kinds of disturbances can be accomplished through knowledge of both the size of the soil C stock at a site and the likelihood that the soil C will decompose to CO.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Lovelock CE, Atwood T, Baldock J, Duarte CM, Hickey S, et al. (2017) Assessing the risk of carbon dioxide emissions from blue carbon ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15: 257–265. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fee.1491.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Issue Date:
15-May-2017
DOI:
10.1002/fee.1491
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1540-9295
Sponsors:
Support was provided by the CSIRO Coastal Carbon Biogeochemistry Cluster. We also acknowledge the support of The Oceans Institute of the University of Western Australia, the Global Change Institute of The University of Queensland, and the Australian Research Council (awards DE130101084 and LP160100242).
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.1491/full
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorLovelock, Catherine E.en
dc.contributor.authorAtwood, Trishaen
dc.contributor.authorBaldock, Jeffen
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
dc.contributor.authorHickey, Sharynen
dc.contributor.authorLavery, Paul S.en
dc.contributor.authorMasque, Pereen
dc.contributor.authorMacreadie, Peter I.en
dc.contributor.authorRicart, Aurora M.en
dc.contributor.authorSerrano, Oscaren
dc.contributor.authorSteven, Andyen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T06:02:23Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-05T06:02:23Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-15en
dc.identifier.citationLovelock CE, Atwood T, Baldock J, Duarte CM, Hickey S, et al. (2017) Assessing the risk of carbon dioxide emissions from blue carbon ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15: 257–265. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fee.1491.en
dc.identifier.issn1540-9295en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/fee.1491en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/624032-
dc.description.abstract"Blue carbon" ecosystems, which include tidal marshes, mangrove forests, and seagrass meadows, have large stocks of organic carbon (C) in their soils. These carbon stocks are vulnerable to decomposition and - if degraded - can be released to the atmosphere in the form of CO. We present a framework to help assess the relative risk of CO emissions from degraded soils, thereby supporting inclusion of soil C into blue carbon projects and establishing a means to prioritize management for their carbon values. Assessing the risk of CO emissions after various kinds of disturbances can be accomplished through knowledge of both the size of the soil C stock at a site and the likelihood that the soil C will decompose to CO.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSupport was provided by the CSIRO Coastal Carbon Biogeochemistry Cluster. We also acknowledge the support of The Oceans Institute of the University of Western Australia, the Global Change Institute of The University of Queensland, and the Australian Research Council (awards DE130101084 and LP160100242).en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.1491/fullen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Copyright by the Ecological Society of America. Front Ecol Environ 2017; 15(5): 257–265, doi:10.1002/fee.1491-
dc.titleAssessing the risk of carbon dioxide emissions from blue carbon ecosystemsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalFrontiers in Ecology and the Environmenten
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionThe School of Biological Sciences; The University of Queensland; St Lucia Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionGlobal Change Institute; The University of Queensland; St. Lucia Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Watershed Sciences and the Ecology Center; Utah State University; Logan UTen
dc.contributor.institutionCSIRO Land and Water; Glen Osmond Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionUWA Oceans Institute; University of Western Australia; Crawley Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Earth and Environment Science; University of Western Australia; Crawley Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Science & Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research; Edith Cowan University; Joondalup Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionCentro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Blanes Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals & Departament de Física; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Bellaterra Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Environmental Sciences; Centre for Integrative Ecology; Deakin University Victoria Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartament d'Ecologia; Universitat de Barcelona; Barcelona Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionCSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere; Ecosciences Precinct; Dutton Park Australiaen
kaust.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
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