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SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies

Blue Carbon

Coastal Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation

Authors: Alongi, Daniel M.

  • Describes the science and management of blue carbon in climate sciences as well as in marine sciences
  • Summarizes and critically analyzes basic scientific data and data from blue carbon field projects
  • Provides a practical guide on how to manage a successful blue carbon field project
  • Offers advice on blue carbon management issues, problems, and possible adaptation strategies
  • Highlights the vital role of blue carbon in climate mitigation
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About this book

This work summarizes the science and management of a rapidly expanding topic in climate science, namely adaptation and mitigation. The term 'blue carbon' refers to the rates, pathways and volumes of greenhouse carbon sequestered in coastal estuarine and marine ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves and seagrass meadows. Blue carbon and its vital role in climate change mitigation are central to this book.

Readers find summaries and analysis of both the basic scientific data and data from blue carbon field projects, and a practical guide on how to manage a successful blue carbon field project. There is a discussion on how to maximize the carbon sequestration and consideration of whether blue carbon projects make a difference.

The work is not only of interest to scholars involved in climate science, but also those in the marine sciences, and those in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry; geochemistry; estuarine and marine plant ecology.

About the authors

Daniel M. Alongi is lead consultant at Tropical Coastal and Mangrove Consultants after previously working as a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. His research interests include biogeochemistry and ecology of tropical coastal and mangrove ecosystems.He has published over 150 papers on various aspects of tropical marine and coastal ecosystems and has published three previous books. He has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals such as Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Marine Ecology Progress Series and Wetland Ecology & Management and is currently serving on the editorial boards of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering and Indian Journal of Marine Science.

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91698-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91697-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blue Carbon
Book Subtitle
Coastal Sequestration for Climate Change Mitigation
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91698-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91698-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-91697-2
Series ISSN
2213-784X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 88
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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