SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences, Volume 60 , Issue 12 : 2097-2107(2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-017-9148-7

Carbon sequestration processes and mechanisms in coastal mariculture environments in China

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  • ReceivedOct 21, 2017
  • AcceptedNov 16, 2017
  • PublishedNov 21, 2017


Funded by

National Key Research and Development Program of China(2016YFA0601402)

open task of Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology(QNLM2016ORP0311)

a Key R&D project in Shandong Province(2015GSF115036)


We thank Prof. Jiao NianZhi from Xiamen University for providing valuable advice and suggestions. We thank the two anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions. This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2016YFA0601402), the Open Task of Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Grant No. QNLM2016ORP0311), and the Key R&D Project in Shandong Province (Grant No. 2015GSF115036).


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  • Figure 1

    Total production of coastal macroalgae and shellfish mariculture in China for 2005–2016 (104 tons).

  • Figure 2

    Diagram of the carbon sequestration and transport pathways in macroalgae (e.g., kelp) mariculture environment. Based on the total production of macroalgae mariculture of China in 2016, the primary production of macroalgae (mainly kelp) was calculated as ca. 3.52 Tg of C, the removable organic carbon as ca. 0.677 Tg of C, the released DOC as ca. 0.822–0.915 Tg of C, the exported RDOCt as greater than 0.6 Tg of C, the formed POC as ca. 0.994 Tg of C, and the deposited carbon as greater than 0.14 Tg of C. MCP, microbial carbon pump; BP, biological carbon pump; RDOCt, environmental context-specific RDOC.


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