Habitat characteristics provide insights of carbon storage in seagrass meadows

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/627256
Title:
Habitat characteristics provide insights of carbon storage in seagrass meadows
Authors:
Mazarrasa, Inés; Samper-Villarreal, Jimena; Serrano, Oscar; Lavery, Paul S.; Lovelock, Catherine E.; Marbà, Núria; Duarte, Carlos M. ( 0000-0002-1213-1361 ) ; Cortés, Jorge
Abstract:
Seagrass meadows provide multiple ecosystem services, yet they are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Because of their role as carbon sinks, protection and restoration of seagrass meadows contribute to climate change mitigation. Blue Carbon strategies aim to enhance CO2 sequestration and avoid greenhouse gasses emissions through the management of coastal vegetated ecosystems, including seagrass meadows. The implementation of Blue Carbon strategies requires a good understanding of the habitat characteristics that influence Corg sequestration. Here, we review the existing knowledge on Blue Carbon research in seagrass meadows to identify the key habitat characteristics that influence Corg sequestration in seagrass meadows, those factors that threaten this function and those with unclear effects. We demonstrate that not all seagrass habitats have the same potential, identify research priorities and describe the implications of the results found for the implementation and development of efficient Blue Carbon strategies based on seagrass meadows.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Marine Science Program; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Mazarrasa I, Samper-Villarreal J, Serrano O, Lavery PS, Lovelock CE, et al. (2018) Habitat characteristics provide insights of carbon storage in seagrass meadows. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.01.059.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Marine Pollution Bulletin
Issue Date:
17-Feb-2018
DOI:
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.01.059
PubMed ID:
29459167
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0025-326X
Sponsors:
IM was supported by a grant from Beca Iberoamericana Santander Investigación. OS was supported by an ARC DECRA (DE170101524). JS and JC thank the Vicerrectoría de Investigación, Universidad de Costa Rica (project No. 808-B6-170).
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X18300705
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Marine Science Program; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorMazarrasa, Inésen
dc.contributor.authorSamper-Villarreal, Jimenaen
dc.contributor.authorSerrano, Oscaren
dc.contributor.authorLavery, Paul S.en
dc.contributor.authorLovelock, Catherine E.en
dc.contributor.authorMarbà, Núriaen
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
dc.contributor.authorCortés, Jorgeen
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-11T06:54:12Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-11T06:54:12Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-17en
dc.identifier.citationMazarrasa I, Samper-Villarreal J, Serrano O, Lavery PS, Lovelock CE, et al. (2018) Habitat characteristics provide insights of carbon storage in seagrass meadows. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.01.059.en
dc.identifier.issn0025-326Xen
dc.identifier.pmid29459167-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.01.059en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627256-
dc.description.abstractSeagrass meadows provide multiple ecosystem services, yet they are among the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Because of their role as carbon sinks, protection and restoration of seagrass meadows contribute to climate change mitigation. Blue Carbon strategies aim to enhance CO2 sequestration and avoid greenhouse gasses emissions through the management of coastal vegetated ecosystems, including seagrass meadows. The implementation of Blue Carbon strategies requires a good understanding of the habitat characteristics that influence Corg sequestration. Here, we review the existing knowledge on Blue Carbon research in seagrass meadows to identify the key habitat characteristics that influence Corg sequestration in seagrass meadows, those factors that threaten this function and those with unclear effects. We demonstrate that not all seagrass habitats have the same potential, identify research priorities and describe the implications of the results found for the implementation and development of efficient Blue Carbon strategies based on seagrass meadows.en
dc.description.sponsorshipIM was supported by a grant from Beca Iberoamericana Santander Investigación. OS was supported by an ARC DECRA (DE170101524). JS and JC thank the Vicerrectoría de Investigación, Universidad de Costa Rica (project No. 808-B6-170).en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X18300705en
dc.titleHabitat characteristics provide insights of carbon storage in seagrass meadowsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalMarine Pollution Bulletinen
dc.contributor.institutionEnvironmental Hydraulics Institute “IH Cantabria”, Universidad de Cantabria, Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Cantabria, 39011 Santander, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Global Change Research, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB) Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats, C/ Miguel Marqués 21, 07190 Esporles, Mallorca, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionCentro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR), Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro, 11501-2060 San José, Costa Ricaen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Marine Ecosystems Research, School of Science, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA 6027, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionCentro de Estudios Avanzados de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), Calle de Acceso a la Cala Sant Francesc, 14, 17300 Blanes, Girona, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionEscuela de Biología y Museo de Zoología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro, 11501-2060 San José, Costa Ricaen
kaust.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en

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