Salt Marsh Soil Carbon Article Published

Our manuscript entitled “Soil Organic Carbon Storage in Restored Salt Marshes in Huntington Beach, California” has been published in the Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences!  In this paper we quantify soil carbon storage in two salt marshes which had been restored for 2 and 22 years.  In contrast to our hypothesis, soil carbon was generally higher in the more recently restored site suggesting that tracking carbon sequestration through time will likely be complicated by initial site conditions.  This paper came out a semester-long project in my Fall 2011 Ecosystems Ecology course.  TEN of the students in this course are co-authors on this manuscript.  A copy of the manuscript can be viewed here.

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