Blue Carbon Offset Opportunities within the Corangamite Catchment
Quinn investigated opportunities for carbon offsetting within blue carbon ecosystems of the Corangamite Catchment region in Victoria. He quantified blue carbon stocks and fluxe,s and identified possible mechanisms for the future management of these ecosystems that will aid in the mitigation of carbon re-mineralisation (CO2 released to the atmosphere) and climate change.
Ollivier QR, Maher DT, Pitfield C, Macreadie PI (2018) Punching above their weight: Large release of greenhouse gases from small agricultural dams. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14477
Ollivier QR, Maher DT, Pitfield C, Macreadie PI. Winter emissions of CO2, CH4 and N2O from temperate agricultural dams: fluxes, sources and processes. Ecosphere (in press)
Distribution, drivers and disturbance of “blue carbon” in southeast Australia.
Carolyn’s thesis focused on understanding the dynamics of carbon sequestration in saltmarshes, mangroves, and seagrasses in Australia. Her research involved undergoing a comprehensive, large-scale sampling campaign of 96 blue carbon ecosystems across a data-deficient region of southeast Australia, applying these data to create predictive models and produce high-resolution carbon stock maps, and using paleoanalytical techniques and laboratory simulations to measure the impacts of ‘reclamation’ and erosion on blue carbon stocks, respectively.
Ewers C, Carnell P, Sanderman J, Baldock J, Macreadie P (2017) Variability and vulnerability of coastal ‘blue carbon’ stocks: A case study from southeast Australia. Ecosystems 21: 263-279
Ewers Lewis C, Baldock J, Hawke B, Gadd P, Zawazki A, Heijnis H, Jacobsen G, Rogers K, Macreadie P (2019) Impacts of land reclamation on tidal marsh ‘Blue Carbon’ stocks. Science of the Total Environment 672:427-437
The blue carbon benefits of restoring a degraded coastal wetland
Southeast Australian saltmarsh allometry, biomass, and blue carbon