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Carbon Cycling at the Coastal Terrestrial-Aquatic Interface

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Ted Nevill Lab

CEC, School of BEES

University College Cork

T12 R5CP Distillery Field

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Coastal wetland ecosystems play a disproportionally large role in the global carbon cycle as they remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and bury it in soils for centuries to millennia. However, the future sink strength and carbon stock stability of coastal wetlands is uncertain because global change drivers such as elevated CO2, nitrogen and temperature perturb the complex biotic and abiotic feedbacks that drive high rates of soil carbon sequestration. In this seminar Dr Pat Megonigal will give an overview of carbon cycling in coastal wetlands and address how these ecosystems respond to climate change. Pat Megonigal is an ecosystem ecologist with interests in carbon and greenhouse gas cycling in wetlands particularly as they relate to global change. He is the lead investigator of the Global Change Research Wetland, Smithsonian Institution, a world class facility dedicated to unraveling the complex ecological processes that confer stability on coastal marshes as they respond to global environmental change.

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Ted Nevill Lab

CEC, School of BEES

University College Cork

T12 R5CP Distillery Field

Ireland

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