Shoreline erosion can transform freshwater wetlands from carbon-storage pools to carbon sources, according to a new study. Wave action and high water levels sweep away soils and plants at a rate much higher than nature can replace them. An accurate measurement of this carbon budget imbalance may help better prioritize coastal management efforts and improve global carbon-cycle models.
Original Title: Freshwater coastal erosion alters global carbon budget
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190327123905.htm