Seagrass Removal Leads to Rapid Changes in Fauna and Loss of Carbon

@inproceedings{Githaiga2019SeagrassRL,
  title={Seagrass Removal Leads to Rapid Changes in Fauna and Loss of Carbon},
  author={Michael Njoroge Githaiga and Anna M. Frouws and James Gitundu Kairo and Mark Huxham},
  booktitle={Front. Ecol. Evol.},
  year={2019}
}
Seagrass habitats are important natural carbon sinks, with an average of ∼14 kg C m−2 buried in their sediments. The fate of this carbon following seagrass removal or damage has major environmental implications but is poorly understood. Using a removal experiment lasting 18 months at Gazi Bay, Kenya, we investigated the impacts of seagrass loss on sediment topography, hydrodynamics, faunal community structure and carbon dynamics. Sediment pins were used to monitor surface elevation. The effects… CONTINUE READING
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