History and context
Seagrasses are flowering plants that inhabit coastal waters. They have immense global value because of the vital, ecological roles they play: primary production, habitat for other species of plants and animals, food for micro, meso and mega herbivores (like turtles and dugongs), sediment stabilisation, biochemical modification of their local environment and nutrient cycling.
Although seagrasses occupy less than 1% of the sea floor they are one of the most intense carbon sinks on the planet, with new evidence suggesting they sequester more than 70% of carbon in the marine realm.
Seagrass Inc, established in 2010 as a collective of seagrass experts, has the combined capacity to address large-scale problems and issues. The capacity of this group is amongst the largest in Australia and the breadth of its expertise covers all disciplines linked to seagrass ecosystems.
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Seagrass Inc in the mediaScientists look seawards for climate solutions (March 2010)
The crucial ribbon of life on Australia's coasts ( Dec 2010)
Measuring disruption of seagrass beds without destroying a blade of it (Nov 2010)
Aquatic nurseries, sediment stabilisers and carbon sequesterers (Nov 2010)
Dr Peter Macreadie Eureka Prize People's Choice nomination (August 2011)
For more information of our services, please contact:
University of Technology, Sydney
P.O. Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007 AUSTRALIA
Ph: +61 2 9514 4203