Unravelling the drivers of greenhouse gas emissions in estuaries (ARC Linkage Project led by Southern Cross University) (2016–2020)

Abstract:
Coastal systems play a disproportionately large role in the global emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG), but this is poorly quantified. The aim of this study is to resolve the factors controlling the emission of CO2, CH4 and N2O from estuaries. It will use an unprecedented and innovative combination of continuous underway concentration and stable isotope measurements, process measurements and advanced numerical modelling across a range of undisturbed to disturbed systems. This study is significant because it will quantify the role of coastal systems in GHG emissions. The outcomes of this study will provide information, which is critical for efficient allocation of management resources in Australian coastal systems.
Grant type:
Southern Cross University
Researchers:
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Southern Cross University