Data from: Coastal landforms and accumulation of mangrove peat increase carbon sequestration and storage

Paula Ezcurra, Exequiel Ezcurra, Pedro P. Garcillán, Matthew T. Costa & Octavio Aburto-Oropeza
Given their relatively small area, mangroves and their organic sediments are of disproportionate importance to global carbon sequestration and carbon storage. Peat deposition and preservation allows some mangroves to accrete vertically and keep pace with sea-level rise by growing on their own root remains. In this study we show that mangroves in desert inlets in the coasts of the Baja California have been accumulating root peat for nearly 2,000 y and harbor a belowground carbon...
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