Seagrass restoration, ecosystem services and blue carbon

Status: Proposed

Dates: 2020 - Start

Māori Relevant Content: Yes

Project Abstract

Seagrass provide many vital ecosystem services, for example by storing carbon in sediments and thereby reduce problems associated with fossil fuel burning and CO2 emissions.  Unfortunately, seagrass beds have been dramatically reduced due to anthropogenic stressors. This project will, within a context of local population genetics, develop and compare different transplantation and restoration methods with the purpose of maximising blue carbon storage and other ecosystem services in seagrass beds in New Zealand. The project can involve both laboratory and field experiments.

Researchers - UC Staff

Subject Area: Disciplines