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Economic value of carbon storage in U.S. National Wildlife Refuge wetland ecosystems
- Patton, Douglas, Bergstrom, John C., Moore, Rebecca, Covich, Alan P.
- Ecosystem services 2015 v.16 pp. 94-104
- carbon sequestration, conservation areas, economic valuation, ecosystems, environmental assessment, global warming, wetlands, United States
- The Third National Climate Assessment released in 2014 provides further evidence of global warming and mitigation options including carbon sequestration or storage. In this paper, we report on the quantity and economic value of carbon stored in wetlands ecosystems found in four U.S. National Wildlife Refuges. Our results suggest that wetlands in National Wildlife Refuges provide substantial carbon storage benefits to the U.S. and world.