Research Poster - A Comparison of the Carbon Sequestration Potential of Vegetation Types in an Irish Salt Marsh

In the summer of 2021 I completed a field based research project in which I compared the carbon sequestration potential of vegetation types in an Irish salt marsh. The end result was that the invasive species spartina anglica sequestered the most carbon due to it covering the largest area.

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Eamon O'Cathain

Student, Trinity College Dublin

Hello! I'm an environmental science student at Trinity College Dublin. My primary area of interest is in Blue Carbon. My research project will analyse the organic carbon storage capacity of different vegetation types in an Irish salt marshes via a quantitative survey of a salt marsh in Balydoyle, Co. Dublin.  I will also compare the results of the commonly used Loss On Ignition protocol to the more high definition Elemental Analyser approach.