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.
Additional publication details
|Publication type||Book chapter|
|Title||Defining blue carbon: The emergence of a climate context for coastal carbon dynamics|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Contributing office(s)||WMA - Earth System Processes Division|
|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|