Carbon Sequestration

Implementing & Managing Urban Forests: A Much Needed Conservation Strategy to Increase Ecosystem Services & Urban Wellbeing

18th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Ecological Modelling. Highlights: Megacities are a form of nature, and they host nearly 10% of the human population. Urban tree services include pollution removal, energy savings, and carbon sequestration. Managing urban trees is a nature conservation strategy delivering non-negligible benefits. Benefits from urban forests are modeled and assessed as decreased economic costs. “Abstract: Megacities… [more]

Seagrasses Help Fight Climate Change in Norway

13th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on GRID-ARENDAL. “Human activity releases 9.9 Gt of carbon every year. That’s 9,900,000,000 tonnes – equivalent to emissions from 2 billion passenger cars for one year. For perspective, there are just over a billion cars on the road in the world today. What is the atmosphere doing with all of this… [more]

Are Seagrass Meadows the Key to Carbon Storage?

5th September 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Particle.  “Under the sea exists a lifeform vital to the health of marine ecosystems and beneficial to humans. It’s not sharks, which keep food chains in balance. And it’s not coral reefs, which are the most biodiverse marine ecosystems. It’s grass. Well, seagrass. Which is a flowering plant, more like a… [more]

The Outsized Role of Soil Microbes

30th August 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “Many complexities of the carbon sequestration process remain poorly understood, despite years of research and the significant impact of this process on global climate. Now, three scientists have proposed a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long-term carbon storage and its response to changes… [more]

How Carbon Farming Could Halt Climate Change

23rd August 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The New Food Economy.  Soil holds more carbon than the atmosphere and all vegetation combined. But who’s going to convince more farmers to farm with carbon levels in mind? “We can’t say we weren’t warned. For years, scientists have argued that human civilization must prevent the planet’s average annual temperature… [more]

Low-Cost Agricultural Waste Accelerates Tropical Forest Regeneration

23rd August 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in The Journal of the Society for Restoration Ecology.  “Abstract: Lower-cost tropical forest restoration methods, particularly those framed as win–win business-protected area partnerships, could dramatically increase the scale of tropical forest restoration activities, thereby providing a variety of societal and ecosystem benefits, including slowing both global biodiversity loss and climate change.… [more]