Publication

Blue Carbon Storage Variability in Eelgrass Meadows on the Pacific Coast of Canada

An Assessment of the Variability Between and Within Subtidal and Intertidal Portions of Three Meadows in the Southern Clayoquot Sound, BC

August 7, 2017 8 pages

Blue Carbon Storage Variability in Eelgrass Meadows on the Pacific Coast of Canada

An Assessment of the Variability Between and Within Subtidal and Intertidal Portions of Three Meadows in the Southern Clayoquot Sound, BC

August 7, 2017 8 pages

Description

Coastal marine ecosystems are recognized as highly productive systems, but their potential to store and sequester organic carbon, known as blue carbon, has largely been overlooked on the Pacific Coast of North America (Nellemann et al. 2009; McLeod et al. 2011). Vegetated coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, salt marshes, seagrass meadows, and kelp forests are estimated to store carbon up to 12 times faster than terrestrial forests (Fourqurean et al. 2012).

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Climate Change, Ecosystems