Science activity
Science activity #49877, updated 29 April 2022

Wetland carbon sequestration and impacts of climate change

Description / purpose

This project aims to improve understanding of atmospheric and hydrologic carbon fluxes in a restored tidal salt marsh in the South San Francisco Bay. I will use soil chambers to measure how much carbon dioxide and methane is taken in and emitted from the marsh. The project will also examine how spatial variability in marsh surface cover impact these exchanges. Shahan will use the data collected in this study to create a biogeochemical model that estimates the carbon budgets of wetlands in the Bay-Delta. A complete carbon budget will illuminate relationships between carbon fluxes and environmental variables. This information can support more informed management of wetlands, as well as allow researchers and decision makers to more effectively plan wetland restoration to be effective in managing carbon fluxes in the face of possible impacts due to climate change.

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Activity status

  • Awarded / Initiating (2020)
  • In progress / Ongoing (2020 - 2022)
  • Complete

Funding summary

Total allocated funding: $54,925

Label Value
Contract # or labor code 19054
Implementing organization California State University [CSU]
Funding organization Delta Stewardship Council
Funding Source Delta Stewardship Council - General Fund
Date of award 2020-05-01
Date of fiscal year-end Not provided
Total award amount $54,925
State type of obligation Not provided
Federal type of obligation Not provided
Reimbursability Not provided
Procurement mechanism Contracted competitive or direct award


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