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

cited authors

  • Barr, JG; Troxler, TG; Najjar, RG

fiu authors

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • September 2, 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 315

volume

  • 95

issue

  • 35