Researchers have found a new strong reason why to protect mangrove forests. The reason is that they have been quietly keeping carbon out of the Earth’s atmosphere for more than 5000 years!
Mangroves flourish in conditions most plants can’t endure, such as pungent beachfront waters. A few animal types have air-leading, vertical roots that behave like snorkels when tides are elevated, giving the presence of trees drifting on braces.
A UC Riverside and UC San Diego-drove research group set off to grasp how marine mangroves off the shoreline of La Paz, Mexico, retain and deliver components like nitrogen and carbon, processes called biogeochemical cycling.
As these carbon extracting processes are driven by microbes, the team also wants to learn more about the bacteria and fungi which live here.
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: University of California – Riverside
PC: Ramiro Arcos Aguilar/UCSD
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