Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 17, 2041–2059, 2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 2041–2059, 2020

Research article 16 Apr 2020

Research article | 16 Apr 2020

Drivers and modelling of blue carbon stock variability in sediments of southeastern Australia

Carolyn J. Ewers Lewis et al.

Data sets

Model Predictions Map: 30-cm Deep Sediment Blue Carbon Stocks for Victoria, Australia C. J. Ewers Lewis

R Code for 30-cm Sediment Blue Carbon Stock Modelling C. J. Ewers Lewis and M. Young

Victoria Coastal Blue Carbon Sediment Dataset C. J. Ewers Lewis, C. Carolyn, P. Carnell, and P. Macreadie

Short summary
Blue carbon ecosystems – tidal marsh, mangrove, and seagrass – serve as important organic carbon sinks, mitigating impacts of climate change. We utilized a robust regional carbon stock dataset to identify ecological, geomorphological, and anthropogenic drivers of carbon stock variability and create high-spatial-resolution predictive carbon stock maps. This work facilitates strategic conservation and restoration of coastal blue carbon ecosystems to contribute to climate change mitigation.
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