Carbon sequestration potential was determined in two sites (a non-disturbed site and a disturbed site) in the region of Terminos Lagoon in Campeche, Mexico during June 2019 at two sampling depths, 30 and 60 cm. Significant differences in the measured parameters [pH, conductivity (dS m-1), organic matter (%), organic carbon (%), and carbon storage (Kg C m-2)] were not found between sampling depths, demonstrating that soil morphology and water sources were not important, since the sampling was made in the same season and sampling sites were nearby. However, when organic matter content (%), organic carbon content (%), and carbon storage rate (Kg C m-2) were compared between sites, significant differences were found. These differences were attributed to the vegetation structure and the degree of disturbance in each site. Mean carbon storage rate for the non-disturbed site and for the disturbed site were 107.071 and 79.759 Kg C m-2 respectively. These findings justify the conservation of mature and dense mangrove forest of the Terminos Lagoon region
Carbon sinks, mangrove forests, Terminos Lagoon, Campeche, Mexico.
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Evangelina Ramirez-Lara, Maria De La Luz Espinosa-Fuentes, Rosa Maria Ceron-Breton, Julia Griselda Ceron-Breton, Daniel Che-Citalan, Bryand Garcia-Sigales, Juan Jose Lara-Morales, Edith Lemus-Jauregui, Beatriz Lezcano-De La Cruz, Mario Martinez-De La Cruz. (2020) Differences in the Carbon Storage Rate between Mangrove Soils in a Disturbed Site and a Non-Disturbed Site in Campeche, Mexico. International Journal of Environmental Science, 5, 12-18
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