Seagrass

Coalition December Newsletter

12th December 2017
Published under: Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

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Assessing the Value of Singapore’s Mangrove Swamps

11th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

  This article was originally published on The Straits Times.  “Is Singapore losing its heritage through redevelopment of buildings and loss of its coastline? It is time to develop a more robust way to assess heritage and ecosystems, to prevent their destruction. The coastline generally associated with Singapore is one of harbours, ships, artificial beaches… [more]

Saving Seagrasses from Dredging – New Research Finds Solutions

16th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “Timing of dredging is the key to helping preserve one of the world’s most productive and important ecosystems—seagrass meadows, a new study led by QUT researchers has found. The study, published overnight in Nature Communications, was led by QUT researchers in collaboration with seagrass experts at Edith Cowan and James… [more]

Current State of Seagrass Ecosystem Services: Research & Policy Integration

12th October 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Ocean & Coastal Management. Highlights: Seagrass ecosystem services (SGES) research suffers from three main research biases. Geographical bias: research has been mostly limited to chartered areas. Service type bias: cultural services remain understudied. Discipline bias: economic and social aspects of SES need more attention. The operationalization of SGES will need… [more]

Seagrass Ecosystem Services – What’s Next?

25th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Marine Pollution Bulletin. “Abstract: Seagrasses, marine flowering plants, provide a wide range of ecosystem services, defined here as natural processes and components that directly or indirectly benefit human needs. Recent research has shown that there are still many gaps in our comprehension of seagrass ecosystem service provision. Furthermore, there seems… [more]

Measuring the Role of Seagrasses in Regulating Sediment Surface Elevation

21st September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published in Scientific Report.  “Abstract: Seagrass meadows provide numerous ecosystem services and their rapid global loss may reduce human welfare as well as ecological integrity. In common with the other ‘blue carbon’ habitats (mangroves and tidal marshes) seagrasses are thought to provide coastal defence and encourage sediment stabilisation and surface elevation. A… [more]