Bianchi, T.S., E. Morrison, S. Barry, A.R. Arellano, R.A. Feagin, A. Hinson, M. Eriksson, M. Allison, C.L. Osburn, and D. Oviedo-Vargas. 2018. Pages 27–49 in L. Windham-Myers, S. Crooks, and T.G. Troxler (editors), A Blue Carbon Primer. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
Blue Carbon has emerged as a term that represents the distinctive carbon stocks and fluxes into or out of coastal wetlands such as marshes, mangroves, and seagrasses. The Blue Carbon concept has rapidly developed in science literature and is highly relevant politically, as nations and markets are developing blue carbon monitoring and management tools and policies. This book is a comprehensive and current compendium of the state of the science, the state of maps and mapping protocols, and the state of policy incentives (including economic valuation of blue carbon), with additional sections on operationalizing blue carbon projects and 7 case studies with global relevance.