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The brown seaweeds of Jersey, Channel Islands


As we enter a new era, the Anthropocene, the two largest threats that face humanity are the climate crisis and biodiversity collapse (Monastersky, 2015). In recent decades, human populations have risen exponentially, placing increased pressure on natural resources. This has caused a considerable rise in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxides (NOX) from expanding agriculture and burning of fossil fuels (Farrelly et al. 2013; Hong et al. 2021). Approximately 77% of land and 87% of oceans have been directly modified by human impacts and thus, sustainable growth often appears unattainable (Ganivet, 2020).

Categories Climate change and sustainability, Island studies
Keywords Blue carbon, Climate change, Conservation, Intertidal, Island, Macroalgae
Author Lauren Rose
Date published 2021
Document type Literature Review
Organisation Jersey International Centre for Advanced Studies
IRR Code IRR/JICAS/2021.43209
File Type pdf