Giant kelp ‘Blue carbon’ storage and sequestration value in the Falkland Islands 2017
‘Blue carbon’, which is captured and stored as standing biomass, or sequestered into sediments from coastal vegetation such as mangroves, marshes and seagrass, is gaining attention as a globally important climate regulating service.
This study aims to estimate the current extent and density of Macrocystis kelp forest found within the Falkland Islands, analyse if this distribution is stable or changing, and then apply a monetary valuation to both the carbon stored and the carbon sequestered annually to deep-sea sediments within this system, based on published values of the Social cost of carbon (SCC).
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Topic category Environment
Reference date 2017··
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Metadata date 2019·09·13
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