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Manuscript deadline
31 December 2021

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Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Luzhen Chen, Xiamen University, China
[email protected]mu.edu.cn

Dr. Erik Yando, Old Dominion University, USA
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Dr. Yining Chen, Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, China
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Dr. Loraé Simpson, Florida Oceanographic Society, USA
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Dr. Xudong Zhu, Xiamen University, China
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Coastal Blue Carbon in the Anthropocene

Coastal blue carbon is the carbon stored in biomass and soil of coastal wetlands, with important functions to mitigate global warming by sequestrating carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, coastal wetlands are facing challenges from climate change and land-use change, which has brought about the uncertainties of blue carbon capacity. The degradation and loss of coastal wetlands has reduced the capacity of carbon assimilation globally. Climate change is expected to have both positive and negative impacts on blue carbon storage and greenhouse gas fluxes. Research and actions on wetland restoration and management are expected to enhance carbon capacity in coastal wetlands, which would greatly promote the delivery of the goal of carbon neutral.

This special issue will address topics related to coastal blue carbon. Focus will be on:
Blue Carbon Cycling in Coastal Ecosystems
Blue Carbon Budget with Carbon Neutral Target
Novel Methods for Blue Carbon Monitoring
Coastal Ecosystems Restoration for Expanding Blue Carbon Capacity

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Indicate the special issue title " Coastal Blue Carbon in the Anthropocene" when submitting your paper.
Papers dealing with advances in knowledge of the topics based on research, and reviews providing new ideas and insights will be considered for publication.
All papers will be peer-reviewed and will be published one-by-one. Once the paper is accepted after peer-review, it will be published immediately online. After all the papers are published, they will be linked online together as a virsual Special Issue.

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