Blue Carbon Opportunities: seagrass carbon storage and accumulation rates at Johor and Penang, Malaysia

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Edith Cowan University / The MareCet Research Organization


School of Science / Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research


This project (The Seagrass Ecosystem Services -or SES- Project) was funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Government of Germany (Project 18_IV_094_Asia_M_Seagrass Ecosystems), the Secretariat of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and by Edith Cowan University.


Lavery PS, Lafratta A, Nair D, Ponnampalam L, Ng JE, Fairul Izmal J. H., Serrano O, Masqué P. (2023) Blue Carbon Opportunities: seagrass carbon storage and accumulation rates at Johor and Penang, Malaysia. TECHNICAL REPORT for the IKI Seagrass Ecosystem Services Project. Edith Cowan University and The MareCet Research Organization.


Report prepared as a contribution to the IKI Project “Conservation of biodiversity, seagrass ecosystems and their services – safeguarding food security and resilience in vulnerable coastal communities in a changing climate.

The IKI Seagrass Ecosystem Services Project is a partnership between the CMS, Edith Cowan University, Project Seagrass, Seagrass Watch, Murdoch University, MRS, Blue Ventures, SAN, C3, ZSL, MareCet and Yapeka. The collaboration enhances the understanding of seagrass ecosystem services and the capacity to develop and deliver science-based policy solutions in seagrass conservation. It brings together scientists, policy experts, business development experts and conservation NGOs across the globe to provide expert and independent advice on seagrass ecosystems services and how these might be relevant to policy and financial solutions to marine conservation issues. This report deals specifically with the assessment of seagrass blue carbon ecosystem services.



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