Sutton-Grier co-authors new study on Coastal Wetlands CO2 Storage

ESSIC Assistant research scientist Ariana Sutton-Grier is the co-lead author of a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The paper entitled “Clarifying the role of coastal and marine systems in climate mitigation,” delves into mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows, and the ways in which these wetland ecosystems can act as climate buffers.  Sutton-Grier, who is also an ecosystem science adviser for the National Ocean Service (NOS) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), noted that the study makes a clear case for including coastal wetlands in discussions about greenhouse gas mitigation.

See the press release by the University of Maryland (UMD) College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) for further information.