Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
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, Simon Lucas Hernandez, Steven Bouillon, Jean-Philippe Belliard, Luis Dominguez-Granda, Marijn Van de Broek, Andrea Mishell Rosado Moncayo, John Ramos Veliz, Karem Pollette Ramirez, Gerard Govers, and Stijn Temmerman


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-159', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Rey Harvey Suello, 11 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Rey Harvey Suello, 16 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-159', G. N Nayak, 08 Oct 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Rey Harvey Suello, 16 Nov 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on bg-2021-159', Anonymous Referee #3, 18 Oct 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC3', Rey Harvey Suello, 16 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Nov 2021) by Aninda Mazumdar
AR by Rey Harvey Suello on behalf of the Authors (26 Jan 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Jan 2022) by Aninda Mazumdar
RR by Peter Mueller (02 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (21 Feb 2022) by Aninda Mazumdar
AR by Rey Harvey Suello on behalf of the Authors (22 Feb 2022)
Short summary
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.
Final-revised paper