Defining blue carbon: The emergence of a climate context for coastal carbon dynamics

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Abstract

Blue Carbon Ecosystems (BCEs) are defined as coastal wetland ecosystems with manageable and atmospherically significant carbon stocks and fluxes.

Policy and management opportunities have promoted the emergence of blue carbon as a concept and spurred scientific interest to reduce uncertainties in coastal carbon budgets.

The four major BCEs are generally classified by their plant communities: tidal marshes, tidal freshwater forests, mangroves, and seagrass meadows.


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Publication type Book chapter
Title Defining blue carbon: The emergence of a climate context for coastal carbon dynamics
Chapter 1
DOI 10.1201/9780429435362
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) WMA - Earth System Processes Division
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title A blue carbon primer: The state of coastal wetland carbon science, practice and policy
First page 1
Last page 8