Understanding coastal carbon cycling by linking top-down and bottom-up approaches

Jordan G. Barr, Tiffany G. Troxler, Raymond G. Najjar

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The coastal zone, despite occupying a small fraction of the Earth's surface area, is an important component of the global carbon (C) cycle. Coastal wetlands, including mangrove forests, tidal marshes, and seagrass meadows, compose a domain of large reservoirs of biomass and soil C [Fourqurean et al., 2012; Donato et al., 2011; Pendleton et al., 2012; Regnier et al., 2013; Bauer et al., 2013]. These wetlands and their associated C reservoirs (2 to 25 petagrams C; best estimate of 7 petagrams C [Pendleton et al., 2012]) provide numerous ecosystem services and serve as key links between land and ocean.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315
Number of pages1
Issue number35
StatePublished - Sep 2 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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