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Estimating Global “Blue Carbon” Emissions from Conversion and Degradation of Vegetated Coastal Ecosystems

Abstract: Recent attention has focused on the high rates of annual carbon sequestration in vegetated coastal ecosystems—marshes, mangroves, and seagrasses—that may be lost with habitat destruction (‘conversion’). Relatively unappreciated, however, is that conversion of these coastal ecosystems also impacts very large pools of previously-sequestered carbon. Residing mostly in sediments, this ‘blue carbon’ can be released [...]

By |September 6th, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on Estimating Global “Blue Carbon” Emissions from Conversion and Degradation of Vegetated Coastal Ecosystems

Partnership for Gulf Coast Lands Conservation 3rd Annual Meeting

On August 21st, I attended the 3rd annual meeting for the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The Partnership, formed with assistance from the Land Trust Alliance, is a coalition of land conservation organizations and trusts working across the 5 Gulf States. Following the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, [...]

By |August 29th, 2012|Member Blog|1 Comment

GOMA All Hands Meeting Presentations Now Online

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance has posted presentations from the 2012 All Hands Meeting on their website. The annual meeting was held in Corpus Christi, TX from June 19-21 and provides a good overview of Alliance activities and regional priorities. The presentations can be access from an online agenda.

By |August 29th, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on GOMA All Hands Meeting Presentations Now Online

North Inlet Reserve in South Carolina Hosts Award Winning Research on Sea Level

  This summer Dr. James Morris, director at the Baruch Institute at the University of South Carolina, received the 2012 Merit Award of the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) for his long term research at the North Inlet Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on coastal wetlands response to sea level rise.   The award recognized [...]

By |August 16th, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on North Inlet Reserve in South Carolina Hosts Award Winning Research on Sea Level

June 2012 Gulf of Mexico News Now Available

The June 2012 edition of the Gulf of Mexico News is now available online at http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/news/gomexnews.html.  

By |July 23rd, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on June 2012 Gulf of Mexico News Now Available

Funding available for restoration projects in Gulf, estuaries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restoration Center and the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant College Programs have announced a request for proposals for a grant competition to fund tidal hydrology restoration projects.   To be considered, projects must remove or modify human-built barriers (such as culverts, dikes, and dams) to restore historic tidal estuarine [...]

By |May 18th, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on Funding available for restoration projects in Gulf, estuaries

Report: The Impact of Drought on Coastal Ecosystems in the Carolinas

  Supported by the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA Climate Program Office, Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program, the State of Knowledge Report The Impact of Drought on Coastal Ecosystems in the Carolinas recently published by Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) provides a synthesis and analysis of the peer-reviewed literature [...]

By |May 14th, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on Report: The Impact of Drought on Coastal Ecosystems in the Carolinas

Gulf Coast Happenings

  There have been many exciting things happening across LCC boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico region. One cooperative effort that will take place in May is the Gulf of Mexico Climate Data and Scenarios Workshop. Development of this workshop has been a great example of how the LCCs provide a forum for partners to [...]

By |May 2nd, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast Happenings

March 2012 Gulf of Mexico News Available

The March 2012 edition of the Gulf of Mexico News is now available at http://coastalmanagement.noaa.gov/news/gomexnews.html.   Gulf of Mexico News is a quarterly newsletter that shares regional news from NOAA, coastal management programs, and other regional partners.

By |April 17th, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on March 2012 Gulf of Mexico News Available

Saltmarsh Topminnow Conservation Plan Webinar

Webinar AnnouncementSaltmarsh Topminnow Conservation PlanWednesday, March 21, 20122:00 PM CST The Nature Conservancy in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, funded by a NOAA Proactive Species Conservation Grant present a conservation plan for the Saltmarsh topminnow, Fundulus jenkinsi.   The saltmarsh topminnow is endemic to brackish water areas from Galveston Bay, Texas to [...]

By |March 8th, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on Saltmarsh Topminnow Conservation Plan Webinar