Reviews and syntheses: Hidden forests, the role of vegetated coastal habitats in the ocean carbon budget
AuthorsDuarte, Carlos M.
KAUST DepartmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
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AbstractVegetated coastal habitats, including seagrass and macroalgal beds, mangrove forests and salt marshes, form highly productive ecosystems, but their contribution to the global carbon budget remains overlooked, and these forests remain
CitationDuarte CM (2017) Reviews and syntheses: Hidden forests, the role of vegetated coastal habitats in the ocean carbon budget. Biogeosciences 14: 301–310. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-301-2017.
SponsorsThis paper conveys my lecture in accepting the Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal 2016 of the European Geophysical Union. I thank the colleagues that nominated and supported me for this award and the many colleagues that have collaborated in this research over the years, particularly Dorte Krause-Jensen, Nuria Marbá, Jack Middelburg, Jim Fourqurean, Paul Lavery, Miguel Angel Mateo, Peter Macreadie, Oscar Serrano, Pere Masqué, Inés Mazarrasa and Catherine Lovelock.