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Plumbing the Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Inland Waters into the Terrestrial Carbon Budget
A BSTRACTBecause freshwater covers such a small fraction of the Earth’s surface area, inland freshwater ecosystems (particularly lakes, rivers, and reservoirs) have rarely been considered asExpand
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Accelerating loss of seagrasses across the globe threatens coastal ecosystems
Coastal ecosystems and the services they provide are adversely affected by a wide variety of human activities. In particular, seagrass meadows are negatively affected by impacts accruing from theExpand
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The global abundance and size distribution of lakes, ponds, and impoundments
One of the major impediments to the integration of lentic ecosystems into global environmental analyses has been fragmentary data on the extent and size distribution of lakes, ponds, andExpand
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Impacts of ocean acidification on marine organisms: quantifying sensitivities and interaction with warming
Ocean acidification represents a threat to marine species worldwide, and forecasting the ecological impacts of acidification is a high priority for science, management, and policy. As research on theExpand
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A Global Crisis for Seagrass Ecosystems
ABSTRACT Seagrasses, marine flowering plants, have a long evolutionary history but are now challenged with rapid environmental changes as a result of coastal human population pressures. SeagrassesExpand
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Thresholds of hypoxia for marine biodiversity
Hypoxia is a mounting problem affecting the world's coastal waters, with severe consequences for marine life, including death and catastrophic changes. Hypoxia is forecast to increase owing to theExpand
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A blueprint for blue carbon: toward an improved understanding of the role of vegetated coastal habitats in sequestering CO2
Recent research has highlighted the valuable role that coastal and marine ecosystems play in sequestering carbon dioxide (CO(2)). The carbon (C) sequestered in vegetated coastal ecosystems,Expand
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The future of seagrass meadows
  • C. Duarte
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Conservation
  • 1 June 2002
Seagrasses cover about 0.1–0.2% of the global ocean, and develop highly productive ecosystems which fulfil a key role in the coastal ecosystem. Widespread seagrass loss results from direct humanExpand
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Seagrass nutrient content
Data on nutrient contents of 27 seagrass species at 30 locations were compiled from the literature. Mean (f SE) concentrations of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in seagrass leaves were 33.6 2 0.31,Expand
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Seagrass ecosystems as a globally significant carbon stock
Seagrass meadows are some of the most productive ecosystems on Earth. An analysis of organic carbon data from just under one thousand seagrass meadows indicates that, globally, these systems couldExpand
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