Mangrove Carbon Seminar and App

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On April 28, 2021
You’re invited to watch our seminar featuring Dr Fernanda Adame, Associate Professor Dan Friess and Dr Chris Brown who discuss the importance of mangroves to the Blue Economy and demonstrate our new Mangrove Carbon App to predict future carbon emissions from mangrove loss. Seminar: Seeing into the future to reduce carbon emissions from mangrove loss […]
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Filling gaps in global assessments of ecosystems to benefit coastal wetland conservation

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On April 21, 2021
By Dr Chris Brown  The conservation of coastal wetland ecosystems, seagrass, saltmarsh and mangroves, receives less attention than other higher profile coastal ecosystems, like coral reefs. In a new study we highlight how filling gaps in the assessment of coastal wetlands may help advance coastal wetlands.  Ecosystem assessment frameworks, like the Ocean Health Index, the IUCN […]
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Is the seagrass getting enough light? Computer says no!

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On April 20, 2021
By Dr Ryan Pearson Highlights Seagrass is vital for fisheries, climate mitigation, and more. Human activities affect the light that seagrass needs to survive. Artificial intelligence can estimate light and inform ecological management. Our machine learning-derived submerged vegetation light model (SVLM) is >99% accurate. The SVLM can be used to adaptively manage submerged habitats. Seagrasses […]
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Predicting carbon emissions from mangrove loss to count progress on climate change

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On April 6, 2021
Mangroves are a blue carbon ecosystem and have among the highest carbon densities of any tropical forest. In a new study we show how action to prevent mangrove loss can contribute to reducing future greenhouse gas emission.   Under the Paris Climate Agreement, nations need to show how they intend to reduce carbon emissions. Protection of mangroves is an important climate […]
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