Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya

This study estimated biomass and sediment organic carbon stocks of 4 dominant seagrass species in Gazi Bay

Abstract

Vegetated marine habitats are globally important carbon sinks, making a significant contribution towards mitigating climate change, and they provide a wide range of other ecosystem services. However, large gaps in knowledge remain, particularly for seagrass meadows in Africa.

This study estimated biomass and sediment organic carbon (Corg) stocks of 4 dominant seagrass species in Gazi Bay, Kenya.

This research was supported by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme

Citation

Githaiga MN, Kairo JG, Gilpin L, Huxham M (2017) Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177001. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177001

Carbon storage in the seagrass meadows of Gazi Bay, Kenya

Published 1 May 2017