Impacts of wetland dieback on carbon dynamics: A comparison between intact and degraded mangroves


This study address the research question in how far the degradation of the mangroves is changing the carbon storage inside the forest by comparing intact and degraded mangrove sites. Further this project investigated how a change in carbon stocks affects the CO2 emissions arising from the degrading mangroves and if they show a different behavior in tidal-induced outwelling of dissolved organic (DOC) and inorganic carbon (DIC), which could affect adjacent ecosystems like seagrass meadows or coral reefs. We assessed sediment carbon storage (Corg, Cinorg, Ctotal), sediment CO2 effluxes as well as dissolved organic and inorganic carbon in pore and surface waters in the mangrove forest of Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean.

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Creator Senger, Florian ORCID logo; Gillis, Lucy Gwen ORCID logo; Engel, Sabine
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 5 datasets
Discipline Biogeochemistry; Biospheric Sciences; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-68.241W, 12.106S, -68.222E, 12.119N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-02-12T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-04-03T00:00:00Z