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Created mangrove wetlands store belowground carbon and surface elevation change enables them to adjust to sea-level rise

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, April 2017
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Title
Created mangrove wetlands store belowground carbon and surface elevation change enables them to adjust to sea-level rise
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Scientific Reports, April 2017
DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-01224-2
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Authors

Ken W. Krauss, Nicole Cormier, Michael J. Osland, Matthew L. Kirwan, Camille L. Stagg, Janet A. Nestlerode, Marc J. Russell, Andrew S. From, Amanda C. Spivak, Darrin D. Dantin, James E. Harvey, Alejandro E. Almario

Abstract

Mangrove wetlands provide ecosystem services for millions of people, most prominently by providing storm protection, food and fodder. Mangrove wetlands are also valuable ecosystems for promoting carbon (C) sequestration and storage. However, loss of mangrove wetlands and these ecosystem services are a global concern, prompting the restoration and creation of mangrove wetlands as a potential solution. Here, we investigate soil surface elevation change, and its components, in created mangrove wetlands over a 25 year developmental gradient. All created mangrove wetlands were exceeding current relative sea-level rise rates (2.6 mm yr(-1)), with surface elevation change of 4.2-11.0 mm yr(-1) compared with 1.5-7.2 mm yr(-1) for nearby reference mangroves. While mangrove wetlands store C persistently in roots/soils, storage capacity is most valuable if maintained with future sea-level rise. Through empirical modeling, we discovered that properly designed creation projects may not only yield enhanced C storage, but also can facilitate wetland persistence perennially under current rates of sea-level rise and, for most sites, for over a century with projected medium accelerations in sea-level rise (IPCC RCP 6.0). Only the fastest projected accelerations in sea-level rise (IPCC RCP 8.5) led to widespread submergence and potential loss of stored C for created mangrove wetlands before 2100.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 140 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 18%
Student > Master 25 18%
Researcher 23 16%
Student > Bachelor 8 6%
Student > Postgraduate 8 6%
Other 23 16%
Unknown 29 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 50 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 16%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 15 11%
Engineering 9 6%
Computer Science 2 1%
Other 9 6%
Unknown 33 23%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 54. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 May 2021.
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