Articles | Volume 13, issue 15
Biogeosciences, 13, 4581–4594, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4581-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 4581–4594, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4581-2016

Research article 15 Aug 2016

Research article | 15 Aug 2016

Key biogeochemical factors affecting soil carbon storage in Posidonia meadows

Oscar Serrano et al.

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The recent focus on carbon (C) trading has intensified interest in "Blue Carbon" – C sequestered by coastal vegetation. However, the factors influencing C storage are poorly understood. The patterns found in this study support that C storage in Posidonia seagrass soils is influenced by interactions of biological, chemical and physical factors within the meadow. We conclude that there is a need to improve global estimates accounting for biogeochemical factors driving variability within habitats.
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