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Title: Global patterns in mangrove soil carbon stocks and losses
Authors: Atwood, Trisha B.; Connolly, Rod M.; Almahasheer, Hanan; Duarte, Carlos M.; Lewis, Carolyn J. Ewers; Kelleway, Jeffrey J.; Lavery, Paul S.; Serrano, Oscar; Sanders, Christian J.; Steven, Andrew D. L.; Lovelock, Catherine E.; Carnell, Paul E.; Irigoien, Xabier; Macreadie, Peter I.; Santos, Isaac
Citation: NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE, 2017, 7, 523+
Abstract: Mangrove soils represent a large sink for otherwise rapidly recycled carbon (C). However, widespread deforestation threatens the preservation of this important C stock. It is therefore imperative that global patterns in mangrove soil C stocks and their susceptibility to remineralization are understood. Here, we present patterns in mangrove soil C stocks across hemispheres, latitudes, countries and mangrove community compositions, and estimate potential annual CO2 emissions for countries where mangroves occur. Global potential CO2 emissions from soils as a result of mangrove loss were estimated to be similar to 7.0 Tg CO(2)e yr(-1). Countries with the highest potential CO2 emissions from soils are Indonesia (3,410 Gg CO(2)e yr(-1)) and Malaysia (1,288 Gg CO(2)e yr(-1)). The patterns described serve as a baseline by which countries can assess their mangrove soil C stocks and potential emissions from mangrove deforestation.
Issue Date: 2017
Type: Article
Language: English
DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE3326
ISSN: 1758-678X
E-ISSN: 1758-6798
Funder: CSIRO Coastal Carbon Biogeochemistry Cluster
Oceans Institute of the University of Western Australia
Global Change Institute of The University of Queensland
Australian Research Council [DE130101084, DE170101524, LP160100242, LE140100083, DP150103286]
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Appears in Publication types:Artículos científicos

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