Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 19, 1571–1585, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1571-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 1571–1585, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1571-2022

Research article 18 Mar 2022

Research article | 18 Mar 2022

Mangrove sediment organic carbon storage and sources in relation to forest age and position along a deltaic salinity gradient

Rey Harvey Suello et al.

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Suello et al. 2022, Biogeosciences, Data and Codes Rey Harvey Suello https://doi.org/10.17632/fv8sx6kfzf

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This research shows indications that the age of the mangrove forest and its position along a deltaic gradient (upstream–downstream) play a vital role in the amount and sources of carbon stored in the mangrove sediments. Our findings also imply that carbon capture by the mangrove ecosystem itself contributes partly but relatively little to long-term sediment organic carbon storage. This finding is particularly relevant for budgeting the potential of mangrove ecosystems to mitigate climate change.
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