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Climate Regulation: Salt Marshes and Blue Carbon

  • Beverly J. Johnson
  • Catherine E. Lovelock
  • Dorothée HerrEmail author
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Carbon sequestered and stored in, or released from, salt marshes, mangroves, and seagrass ecosystems is often referred to as coastal “blue carbon.” The term was first used in 2009 as a means of highlighting the significance of carbon sequestration and storage in these highly productive coastal ecosystems, largely to the policy and carbon finance communities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beverly J. Johnson
    • 2
  • Catherine E. Lovelock
    • 3
  • Dorothée Herr
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.IUCNOceans and Climate ChangeGlandSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of GeologyBates CollegeLewistonUSA
  3. 3.The School of Biological SciencesThe University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

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