Research agenda for blue carbon in South Australia

Sabine Dittmann, Luke Mosley, Alice R. Jones, Michelle Clanahan, Kieren Beaumont, Bronwyn M. Gillanders

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Blue carbon is a relatively new concept,recognising the role that mangrove, saltmarsh and seagrass beds play in carbon storage and sequestration to mitigate climate change (Nelleman et al. 2009; Herr et al. 2011). The integration of blue carbon into national and international policy frameworks (Herr et al. 2019) triggered research into blue carbon globally. Within Australia, most research on blue carbon ecosystems has been undertaken in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia. In South Australia, which has the fourth largest area of blue carbon ecosystems in Australia, research effort has lagged. Two recently concluded Goyder Institute for Water Research projects have filled some of the knowledge gaps on blue carbon ecosystems and effects of disturbance and wetland restoration on carbon capture. They have also revealed how much more needs to be done to fully understand the potential for blue carbon in South Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAdelaide, South Australia
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameGoyder Institute for Water Research Technical Report Series
PublisherGoyder Institute for Water Research
ISSN (Print)1839-2725


  • blue carbon
  • South Australia
  • carbon captures
  • wetland restoration


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