Carbon Research Team

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The Duke University Wetlands Center has secured access to 12,000 acres of former coastal farmland (Carolina Ranch) that can now be used as a model system to test carbon (C) restoration designs, biodiversity and resilience theories on the coast of North Carolina.  This natural climate solution project can be used by NSOE over the next 3 to 4 decades to develop new approaches to restoration, promote conservation, increase C sequestration  or reduce emissions from drained fallow peatlands formerly used for agriculture by improving hydrologic land management and coastal resilience to salt water intrusions. Development and marketing of C credits provides an economic base for support of ongoing research and ecosystem enhancement. 

Research Team

Brian Silliman