Results of the Bringing Wetlands to Market Project and Related Research and Implications for Wetlands Conservation and Restoration in New England and Beyond
Bringing Wetlands to Market is a four year project at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve that examined the relationship between salt marshes, climate change, and nitrogen pollution. The Project used cutting edge science to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands and predict greenhouse gas fluxes across a range of environmental settings. The project also elevated understanding about the importance of blue carbon and developed new tools and resources to enable coastal managers and policymakers to leverage blue carbon to achieve broader wetlands management, restoration, and conservation goals.
At this time, the models and data presented in these presentations are for discussion purposes only and are not permitted to be used for publication. Questions about use of the models and data should be directed to the Bringing Wetlands to Market team members.
SESSION 1: Why Blue Carbon Matters to New England
SESSION 2: Innovations in Blue Carbon Science
Findings from the Bringing Wetlands to Market Project
SESSION 3: Blue Carbon Financing: Applications & Tools
for Wetlands Conservation and Restoration
Blue Carbon Economics of Salt Marsh Restoration: Herring River Restoration Project Case Study
Tom Walker, Consulting Economist, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and Tim Smith, Restoration Ecologist, Cape Cod National Seashore
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Ask the Presenters: Lingering Blue Carbon Questions
Bringing Wetlands to Market Project Team
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SESSION 4: Blue Carbon Application Issues Focus:
Climate, Sea Level Rise, and Nitrogen
Climate and Coastal Resilience: National Policy Opportunities for Coastal Blue Carbon
Ariana Sutton-Grier, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, and Ecosystem Science Adviser, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nitrogen Impacts on Carbon Storage in Wetlands
Jianwu (Jim) Tang, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Kevin Kroeger, Ph.D., Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Serena MosemanValtierra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island; Meagan Eagle Gonneea, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
What’s Next for Blue Carbon in New England
Jon Kachmar, Southeastern Massachusetts Program Director, The Nature Conservancy; Aisling O’Shea, Manager Global Warming Solutions, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs; Tim Purinton , Director, Massachussetts Division of Ecological Restoration; Kristin Wilson, Ph.D., Research Coordinator, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve; Moderator: Steve Crooks, Ph.D., Climate Change Program Manager, ESA, Inc.