Variation in Seagrass Carbon Stocks Between Tropical Estuarine and Marine Mangrove-Fringed Creeks

Abstract

Seagrass and associated blue carbon ecosystems are important carbon sinks, and hence understanding their spatial and temporal variability is vital in appreciating their potential roles in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Indo-Pacific region has the highest seagrass biodiversity, yet little focus has been made to compare seagrass habitat extent and carbon dynamics with their temperate counterparts. The present study assessed habitat characteristics and seagrass species distribution, diversity, and carbon storage in Eastern (marine) and Western (estuarine) mangrove-fringed creeks of Gazi Bay, Kenya. Data on species composition, canopy cover, biomass, and sediment organic carbon were collected in 80 plots of 0.25 0.25 m laid along transects established perpendicular to the waterline. Five species formation, viz., Thalassia hemprichii, Cymodocea rotundata, Cymodocea serrulata, Enhalus acoroides, and Thalassidendron ciliatum, were encountered as either single or mixed stands. There was a significant difference in total seagrass biomass between creeks (p < 0.01), with the Eastern creek recording a mean of 10.2 0.6 Mg C ha
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APA

A.</div>, < (2024). Variation in Seagrass Carbon Stocks Between Tropical Estuarine and Marine Mangrove-Fringed Creeks. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/variation-in-seagrass-carbon-stocks-between-tropical-estuarine-and-marine-mangrove-fringed-creeks

MLA 8th

A.</div>, <div>Juma "Variation in Seagrass Carbon Stocks Between Tropical Estuarine and Marine Mangrove-Fringed Creeks" Afribary. Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/variation-in-seagrass-carbon-stocks-between-tropical-estuarine-and-marine-mangrove-fringed-creeks. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

A.</div>, <div>Juma . "Variation in Seagrass Carbon Stocks Between Tropical Estuarine and Marine Mangrove-Fringed Creeks". Afribary, Afribary, 04 Jun. 2024. Web. 16 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/variation-in-seagrass-carbon-stocks-between-tropical-estuarine-and-marine-mangrove-fringed-creeks >.

Chicago

A.</div>, <div>Juma . "Variation in Seagrass Carbon Stocks Between Tropical Estuarine and Marine Mangrove-Fringed Creeks" Afribary (2024). Accessed July 16, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/variation-in-seagrass-carbon-stocks-between-tropical-estuarine-and-marine-mangrove-fringed-creeks