The importance of wetland carbon dynamics to society: insight from the second state of the carbon cycle science report

  • Authors: Kolka, Randy; Trettin, Carl; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Publication Series: Book Chapter
  • Source: In: Krauss, Ken W.; Zhu, Zhiliang; Stagg, Camille L. Wetland carbon and environmental management. Geophysical Monograph 267. First Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 421-436.
  • DOI: 10.1002/9781119639305.ch24

Abstract

The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR2) culminated in 19 chapters that spanned all North American sectors – from Energy Systems to Agriculture and Land Use – known to be important for understanding carbon (C) cycling and accounting. Wetlands, both inland and coastal, were found to be significant components of C fluxes along the terrestrial to aquatic hydrologic continuum. In this chapter, we synthesize the role of wetlands in the overall C footprint of North America (from Canada to Mexico) as one metric of the societal values placed on these terrestrial-aquatic interfaces. We also summarize the effects of management activities and climate change on the wetland C cycle and give some perspectives on the current and future importance of wetlands to society.

  • Citation: Kolka, Randy; Trettin, Carl; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie. 2022. The importance of wetland carbon dynamics to society: insight from the second state of the carbon cycle science report. In: Krauss, Ken W.; Zhu, Zhiliang; Stagg, Camille L. Wetland carbon and environmental management. Geophysical Monograph 267. First Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 421-436. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119639305.ch24.
  • Keywords: Wetlands, Carbon, Society, SOCCR2
  • Posted Date: November 9, 2021
  • Modified Date: November 9, 2021
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