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

November 16, 2018

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Defining blue carbon: The emergence of a climate context for coastal carbon dynamics
DOI 10.1201/9780429435362
Authors Stephen Crooks, Lisamarie Windham-Myers, Tiffany Troxler
Publication Type Book Chapter
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Index ID 70204266
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization WMA - Earth System Processes Division