dc.contributor.author Lovelock, Catherine E. dc.contributor.author Duarte, Carlos M. dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-24T13:30:40Z dc.date.available 2020-08-24T13:30:40Z dc.date.issued 2019 dc.identifier.citation Lovelock, C. E., & Duarte, C. M. (2019). Supplementary material from "Dimensions of Blue Carbon and emerging perspectives". Figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/M9.FIGSHARE.C.4407680.V1 dc.identifier.doi 10.6084/m9.figshare.c.4407680.v1 dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10754/664798 dc.description.abstract $\textit{Blue Carbon}$ is a term coined in 2009 to draw attention to the degradation of marine and coastal ecosystems and the need to conserve and restore them to mitigate climate change and for the other ecosystem services they provide. Blue Carbon has multiple meanings, which we aim to clarify here, that reflect the original descriptions of the concept including (1) all organic matter captured by marine organisms, and (2) how marine ecosystems could be managed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby contribute to climate change mitigation and conservation. The multifaceted nature of the Blue Carbon concept has led to unprecedented collaboration across disciplines where scientists, conservationists and policy makers have interacted intensely to advance shared goals. Some coastal ecosystems (mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass) are established $\textit{Blue Carbon ecosystems}$ as they often have high carbon stocks, support long-term carbon storage, offer the potential to manage greenhouse gas emissions and support other adaptation policies. Some marine ecosystems do not meet key criteria for inclusion within the Blue Carbon framework (e.g. fish, bivalves and coral reefs). Others have gaps in scientific understanding of carbon stocks or greenhouse gas fluxes, or currently, there is limited potential for management or accounting for carbon sequestration (macroalgae and phytoplankton), but may be considered Blue Carbon ecosystems in the future, once these gaps are addressed. dc.publisher figshare dc.subject Environmental Science dc.title Supplementary material from "Dimensions of Blue Carbon and emerging perspectives" dc.type Dataset dc.contributor.department Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division dc.contributor.department Marine Science Program dc.contributor.department Red Sea Research Center (RSRC) dc.contributor.institution School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia kaust.person Duarte, Carlos M. dc.relation.issupplementto DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2018.0781 display.relations Is Supplement To:
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Lovelock CE, Duarte CM (2019) Dimensions of Blue Carbon and emerging perspectives. Biology Letters 15: 20180781. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0781.. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0781 HANDLE: 10754/631543
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