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Measuring the role of seagrasses in regulating sediment surface elevation

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Potouroglou, M., Bull, J.C., Krauss, K.W., Kennedy, H., Fusi, M., Daffonchio, D., Mangora, M.M., Githaiga, N.M., Diele, K., and Huxham, M., 2017, Measuring the role of seagrasses in regulating sediment surface elevation: Scientific Reports, v. 7, art. 11917, https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-12354-y.

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Seagrass meadows provide numerous ecosystem services and their rapid global loss may reduce human welfare as well as ecological integrity. In common with the other ‘blue carbon’ habitats (mangroves and tidal marshes) seagrasses are thought to provide coastal defence and encourage sediment stabilisation and surface elevation. A sophisticated understanding of sediment elevation dynamics in mangroves and tidal marshes has been gained by monitoring a wide range of different sites, located in varying hydrogeomorphological conditions over long periods. In contrast, similar evidence for seagrasses is sparse; the present study is a contribution towards filling this gap. Surface elevation change pins were deployed in four locations, Scotland, [...]

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