Natural climate solutions aim to increase carbon storage or avoid greenhouse gas emissions in landscapes and wetlands. They include strategies like conservation, restoration and land management. Given the growing interest in wetland management and restoration as a natural climate solution, we need better estimates of wetland greenhouse gas fluxes. Dr. Sara Knox, Canada Research Chair in Eco-Meteorology, is working on this.
She and her research team aim to shed light on how wetland carbon dynamics respond to management and climate change in key types of Canadian wetlands. They are combining observations, remote sensing and modelling to provide new insights into the controls of wetland greenhouse gas dynamics and quantify the climate benefits of wetland management and conservation. Their work will inform climate mitigation strategies and related policy development.