Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Reviews and syntheses
15 Nov 2018
Reviews and syntheses |  | 15 Nov 2018

Reviews and syntheses: 210Pb-derived sediment and carbon accumulation rates in vegetated coastal ecosystems – setting the record straight

Ariane Arias-Ortiz, Pere Masqué, Jordi Garcia-Orellana, Oscar Serrano, Inés Mazarrasa, Núria Marbà, Catherine E. Lovelock, Paul S. Lavery, and Carlos M. Duarte


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Jul 2018) by Manmohan Sarin
AR by Ariane Arias-Ortiz on behalf of the Authors (13 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Sep 2018) by Manmohan Sarin
RR by Sabine Schmidt (01 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Oct 2018) by Manmohan Sarin
AR by Ariane Arias-Ortiz on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Oct 2018) by Manmohan Sarin
Short summary
Efforts to include tidal marsh, mangrove and seagrass ecosystems in existing carbon mitigation strategies are limited by a lack of estimates of carbon accumulation rates (CARs). We discuss the use of 210Pb dating to determine CARs in these habitats, which are often composed of heterogeneous sediments and affected by sedimentary processes. Results show that obtaining reliable geochronologies in these systems is ambitious, but estimates of mean 100-year CARs are mostly secure within 20 % error.
Final-revised paper