Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Research article
03 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 03 Apr 2020

Warming enhances carbon dioxide and methane fluxes from Red Sea seagrass (Halophila stipulacea) sediments

Celina Burkholz, Neus Garcias-Bonet, and Carlos M. Duarte


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 Oct 2019) by Aninda Mazumdar
AR by Celina Burkholz on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Dec 2019) by Aninda Mazumdar
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (15 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish as is (02 Mar 2020) by Aninda Mazumdar
AR by Celina Burkholz on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Seagrass meadows store carbon in their biomass and sediments, but they have also been shown to be sources of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). We experimentally investigated the effect of warming and prolonged darkness on CO2 and CH4 fluxes in Red Sea seagrass (Halophila stipulacea) communities. Our results indicated that sublethal warming may lead to increased emissions of greenhouse gases from seagrass meadows which may contribute to further enhance global warming.
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