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The Group of Aquatic Macrophyte Ecology is based at the Centre of Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB), belongs to the Natural Resources Area of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research. GAME has pioneered the study of long term carbon accumulation in seagrass meadows for almost one decade, having tackled the problem from the ecological, biogeochemical, paleobiological, and geophysical perspectives in 15 competitive research projects, both national and international.

We are currently working in three projects:

LIFE BLUENATURA
PLL3 “Andalusian blue carbon for climate change mitigation: quantification and valorization mechanisms”, 2015-2020

SUMILEN
DCIM100GOPROGOPR3498. “Advances in sampling techniques, biogeochemical characterization, and quantification of the millenary deposits of seagrasses”, 2013-2017

PALEOPARK
DSC02046 “Millenary changes in the insular Spanish National Parks: perturbations, resilience and trends after the seagrass archives”, 2014-2018 

The information derived from these projects will serve to accomplish three main objectives:

  1. Modeling the size and the dynamics of the massive carbon deposits under seagrass meadows,

  2. Providing a socio-economical context for these deposits, and

  3. Providing the Spanish Insular National Parks with long data series of important variables of the ecosystem over the last few thousands of years.

All three objectives will ultimately help to highlight the unvaluable benefits we are obtaining from marine grasses and to reinforce the urgent need to establish rigid and resilient management programs to ensure its conservation for the future generations.

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