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The role of coastal plant communities for climate change mitigation and adaptation

Abstract: Marine vegetated habitats (seagrasses, salt-marshes, macroalgae and mangroves) occupy 0.2% of the ocean surface, but contribute 50% of carbon burial in marine sediments. Their canopies dissipate wave energy and high burial rates raise the seafloor, buffering the impacts of rising sea level and wave action that are associated with climate change. The loss of a third of the global cover of these ecosystems involves a loss of CO2 sinks and the emission of 1 Pg CO2 annually. The conservation, restoration and use of vegetated coastal habitats in eco-engineering solutions for coastal protection provide a promising strategy, delivering significant capacity for climate change mitigation and adaption.

 Autoría: Duarte C., Losada I., Hendriks I., Mazarrasa I., Marbà N.,

 Fuente: Nature Climate Change 2013, 3, 961-968 (2013) - (CORRIGENDUM, 2016, 6, 802)

 Editorial: Springer Nature

 Fecha de publicación: 01/10/2013

 Nº de páginas: 8

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1970

 ISSN: 1758-678X,1758-6798

 Proyecto español: CTM2009-07013

Autoría

DUARTE, CARLOS M

HENDRIKS, IRIS E.

MAZARRASA, INÉS

MARBÀ, NÚRIA