[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100242]
Researchers Dr Peter Macreadie; Dr Emily Nicholson; Dr Daniel Ierodiaconou; Prof Catherine Lovelock; Dr Christopher Gillies; Dr Steffan Howe; Mr Lawrance Ferns
Brief description 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