Quantifying blue carbon stocks in mangrove ecosystems of north Australia and Indonesia

Quantifying blue carbon stocks in mangrove ecosystems of north Australia and Indonesia

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of Forests (REDD) is a key mechanism in climate change mitigation strategies, especially in south-east Asia. 'Blue carbon' is the carbon stored in and under mangroves, sea-grasses and tidal salt marshes. Per hectare, we know there is more carbon stored in mangroves than in tropical rain-forests, but much less is known about the precise nature of carbon stocks and fluxes and the impact on longer-term emissions of, for example, restoring mangrove ecosystems. We need to refine methodologies for quantifying blue carbon stocks in mangrove ecosystems of north Australia and Indonesia, including using remote sensing methods.

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