Linkage Projects - Grant ID: LP160100242 [ 2016-12-15 - 2020-12-14 ]

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Researchers: Alex Rattray (Chief Investigator) Daniel ierodiaconou (Chief Investigator) Mr Lawrance Ferns (Partner Investigator) Dr Christopher Gillies (Partner Investigator) Dr Steffan Howe (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Optimal management of coastal ecosystems for blue carbon sequestration. Optimal management of coastal ecosystems for blue carbon sequestration. This project aims to develop decision tools to predict how different management plans could affect the persistence of coastal ecosystems and their capacity to sequester carbon. Coastal ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems (seagrasses, saltmarshes, mangroves) are among Earth’s most efficient carbon sinks, but coastal development and climate change threaten their capacity to sequester carbon. Resource managers urgently need guidance to manage coasts to minimise carbon losses and maximise gains. This project is expected to develop knowledge of how to manage blue carbon ecosystems to achieve maximum carbon sequestration capacity, and to put Australia at the forefront of international efforts to incorporate coastal carbon within carbon dioxide mitigation strategies.

Funding Amount $326,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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Prof Peter Macreadie

orcid : 0000-0001-7362-0882

Prof Emily Nicholson

orcid : 0000-0003-2199-3446

Prof Catherine Lovelock

orcid : 0000-0002-2219-6855

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