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.
Fields of science
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencesgeologysedimentology
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencespalaeontologypalynology
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencespalaeontologypaleoecology
- natural sciencesbiological sciencesecologyecosystems
- natural sciencesmathematicsapplied mathematicsnumerical analysis