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Title Blue carbon in shallow coastal ecosystems : carbon dynamics, policy, and implementation / Tomohiro Kuwae, Masakazu Hori, editors.

Published Singapore : Springer, [2019]


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Physical description 1 online resource (375 p.)
Series Springer Earth and Environmental Science eBooks 2019 English+International
Contents 1. Introduction -- Part 1: Carbon stock and flow at ecosystem scale - Carbon Storage -- 2. Backgrounds, Theory, Methods, and Seagrass case -- 3. Mangrove case -- 4. Seaweed case -- Part 2: Carbon stock and flow at ecosystem scale - Gas exchange -- 5. Backgrounds, Theory, Methods, and Seagrass case -- 6. Mangrove case -- 7. Tidal marsh case -- 8. Tidal flat case -- Part 3: Carbon stock and flow at estuarine and coastal scale -- 9. Seagrass carbon transport -- 10. Carbon dynamics in coral reefs -- 11. Carbon dynamics in urbanized waters -- Part 4: Policy and Implementation -- 12. Yokohama Blue Carbon -- 13. Future of Blue Carbon.
Summary "This book presents a comprehensive and innovative understanding of the role of shallow coastal ecosystems in carbon cycling, particularly marine carbon sequestration. Incorporating a series of forward-looking chapters, the book combines thorough reviews of the global literature and regional assessments--mainly around the Indo-Pacific region and Japan--with global perspectives to provide a thorough assessment of carbon cycling in shallow coastal systems. It advocates the expansion of blue-carbon ecosystems (mangroves, seagrass meadows, and salt marshes) into macroalgal beds, tidal flats, coral reefs, and urbanized shallow waters, demonstrating the potential of these ecosystems as new carbon sinks. Moreover, it discusses not only topics that are currently the focus of blue-carbon studies, i.e., sedimentary carbon stock and accumulation rate, but also CO2 gas exchange between the atmosphere and shallow coastal ecosystems, carbon storage in the water column as refractory organic carbon, and off-site carbon storage. Including highly original contributions, this comprehensive work inspires research beyond the specific regions covered by the chapters. The suite of new concepts and approaches is refreshing and demonstrates that blue-carbon research is indeed a vibrant new field of research, providing deep insights into neglected aspects of carbon cycling in the marine environment. At the same time the book provides guidance for policy makers to deliver benefits to society, for example the inclusion of blue carbon as a carbon offset scheme or the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the Paris Agreement, and also for building resilience in coastal socio-ecosystems through better management. This book is intended for all those interested in the science and management of coastal ecosystems."-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Kuwae, Tomohiro, ditor.
Hori, Masakazu, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)
Coastal ecology.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789811312953 electronic book
9811312958 electronic book