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Blue Carbon in Floral Community

  • Abhijit Mitra
  • Sufia Zaman
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Abstract

Forests play a crucial role in regulating the climate of the planet Earth by acting as important storehouses of carbon. Forest plants and soils drive the global carbon cycle by sequestering (storing) carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and releasing it through respiration. When the uptake of carbon dioxide (photosynthesis) exceeds losses via respiration, harvest and management, forests store carbon (C sinks). In an undisturbed forest, ~74 % of the carbon dioxide is stored in live stems and branches, 16 % is stored in roots, and 10 % is stored in soils.

Keywords

Salt Marsh Dissolve Inorganic Carbon Mangrove Forest Allometric Equation Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Division of OceanographyTechno India UniversityKolkataIndia

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