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Bivalve shellfish bed carbon

Bivalve shellfish beds

Bivalve molluscs provide a wealth of ecosystem goods and services, from water quality management to being commercially valuable. Historically, overfishing and disease has led to the depletion of bivalve stocks globally. This project aims to quantify the potential of shellfish beds to be more widely considered as blue carbon stores.


    1. Lee, H.Z., Davies, I.M., Baxter, J.M., Diele, K. and Sanderson, W.G., 2020. Missing the full story: First estimates of carbon deposition rates for the European flat oyster, Ostrea edulis. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 30(11), pp.2076-2086.
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