A Salt Marsh Superpower


September 21, Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Project LTER (PIE) hosted the event “A Salt Marsh Superpower.”  Salt marshes sequester more carbon per unit area than dry land ecosystems, like forests, which are very important as natural systems that can help mediate climate change – one of many reasons to preserve and protect them. PIE explained why healthy marshes are so good at storing carbon and how the amount they hold helps determine if marshes will keep up with sea level rise. PIE also demonstrated methods to measure how much carbon is stored in the Great Marsh.

 


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