Carbon Burial in Natural and Created Fringing Marshes of Northwest Florida (Choctawhatchee to Pensacola Bay)
Technical Report,01 May 2016,31 Dec 2016
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST (RTI) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK
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The Living Shoreline approach to erosion control is growing in popularity, and the cumulative impacts of living shorelines in terms of carbon burial have the potential to be substantial, but a better understanding of carbon sequestration rates in these sites is necessary to estimate their real carbon impacts. The research effort described in this report is an attempt to quantify burial rates and standing stocks of carbon in several natural and created aged 3 to 28 years marshes in Northwest Florida from eastern Choctawhatchee Bay to Pensacola Bay. The goal of this work was to provide data that are useful in determining the carbon sequestration value of the sites in question and to contribute to a broader understanding of the geographical variability of carbon storage rates in both natural and create marshes. This report was prepared as part of the Defense CoastalEstuarine Research Project DCERP, a 10-year integrated monitoring and research project designed to support ecosystem-based management on coastal military installation in the Southeastern United States.
- Soil Mechanics
- Inorganic Chemistry