Title

Blue carbon in seagrass ecosystem: Guideline for the assessment of carbon stock and sequestration in Southeast Asia

Document Type

Book

Publication Title

Blue carbon in seagrass ecosystem: Guideline for the assessment of carbon stock and sequestration in Southeast Asia

Publisher

Gadjah Mada University Press

School

School of Science / Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research

RAS ID

35468

Comments

Rahmawati, S., Hernawan, U. E., McMahon, K., Prayudha, B., Prayitno, H. B., Wahyudi, A., & Vanderklift, M. (2019). Blue carbon in seagrass ecosystem: Guideline for the assessment of carbon stock and sequestration in Southeast Asia. Gadjah Mada University Press. Retrieved from http://ugmpress.ugm.ac.id/en/product/lingkungan/blue-carbon-in-seagrass-ecosystem

Abstract

Atmospheric CO2 concentration has exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) (NOAA 2018), after remaining at 280 ppm for more than 400,000 years prior to the industrial revolution (Petit et al. 1999). This increase in atmospheric CO2 has caused a series of major environmental changes: the global average land surface temperature has risen by 0.8°C, the global average ocean temperature has increased by 0.74°C, the global ocean pH has dropped by 0.1 pH unit, and the global mean sea level has risen by 17 cm (IPCC 2017). It is estimated that the atmospheric CO2 level will likely reach above 500 ppm in 2100, which in turn, will raise the global temperature by at least 2°C (IPCC 2017).

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Research Themes

Natural and Built Environments

Priority Areas

Environmental management, governance and policy

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