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Conservation palaeobiology of terrestrial and marine carbon sinks

Project description

Human and climate impacts on the carbon sink ecosystems

Carbon sinks are instrumental in preventing atmospheric carbon levels from rising as they absorb more carbon than they release. Peatlands and seagrass meadows are a valuable agent in resisting climate change and their conservation is vitally important. Due to the scarcity of long-term monitoring, knowledge on factors that threaten natural carbon sinks is limited. The EU-funded PALAEOCON project proposes a palaeoecological approach to study terrestrial and marine carbon sinks for informed conservation processes. The researcher will investigate the peatlands and seagrass meadows in the Iberian Peninsula to estimate human and climate impacts on carbon sink ecosystems.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Net EU contribution
€ 241 398,72
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Spain

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00