Coastal Wetland Restoration

A Nature-Based Climate Mitigation Solution

Funded by the UC Lab Fees Research Program, this research project aims to determine the carbon sequestration potential and economic value of nature-based blue carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands in California. We elucidate processes that control carbon dynamics in wetlands and integrate environmental justice considerations, policy, and governance approaches to develop a framework and guidelines for incorporating coastal wetland restoration/conservation into long-term adaptation and development plans, facilitating the inclusion of coastal wetland restoration/conservation to combat climate change while considering multiple co-benefits.