SEAS' faculty, Dr. James Fourqurean represents FIU at UNESCO Climate Change meeting

SEAS faculty member, Dr. James Fourqurean presented his research at the UNESCO Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group meeting in Paris, Feb. 15-17, 2011. Dr. Fourqurean was one of seven scientists presenting at the meeting and spoke on "Seagrass Meadows as Natural Carbon Sinks." The term "blue carbon" refers to carbon found sequestered within marine ecosystems. The group's work points to the importance of coastal mangrove, wetland and seagrass conservation and restoration as a climate change mitigation strategy. To see Dr. Fourqurean's presentation and learn more about Blue Carbon and the UNESCO meeting, click on the link:

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Dr. Forqurean, 4th from left in front row.