Category archive: Australia/Oceania

Optimising and managing coastal carbon

Optimising and managing coastal carbon

The report summarises the ability of Australia’s coastal wetland ecosystems, particularly mangroves, saltmarsh and seagrass to capture and store carbon. Coastal carbon capture and storage was compared with carbon capture of Australia’s terrestrial ecosystems, including native forests grasslands, croplands, freshwater wetlands and agricultural land use.

New Coastal Carbon Cluster

New Coastal Carbon Cluster

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has joined forces with a number of different universities to launch the CSIRO Marine and Coastal Biogeochemistry Carbon Cluster (Coastal Carbon Cluster). The Coastal Carbon Cluster is a $3 million research project that aims to understand the processes behind the storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide in Australia’s…

Melanesia Blue Carbon Initiative Called For

Melanesia Blue Carbon Initiative Called For

Melanesian Leaders calls for a Blue Carbon Initiative  The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) consisting of Fiji,  FLNKS, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, recently signed the “MSG Leaders Declaration on Environment & Climate C…

Sex promotes seagrass which acts as carbon sink

 http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/sex-promotes-seagrass-which-acts-as-carbon-sink_753157.html Sex promotes seagrass which acts as carbon sink 17 January 2012/ Zeenews Online   Sydney: Sex promotes greater growth of seagrass, a vegetation that doubles as a huge carbon sink and shelters marine species, reveals a study. Seagrass meadows grew predominately via vegetative growth or cloning, using rhizomes that spread under the seabed, then send…

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