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Resilience of Scotland's sedimentary carbon

Sediment stores

Scotland's shelf and coastal seas hold vast quantities of sedimentary carbon. Yet the stability of these sedimentary carbon stores under increasing anthropogenic pressure is poorly understood. This project seeks to examine and quantify the potential impacts of management practices, particularly the impacts of mobile benthic fishing gear, on the long-term stability of Scotland’s marine sedimentary carbon stores.


    1. Mao. J., Burdett. H.L., McGill. R.A.R., Newton.J, Gulliver.P., Kamenos.NA., 2020. Carbon burial over the last four millennia is regulated by both climatic and land use change. Global Change Biology. doi/abs/10.1111/gcb.15021
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