Robert Johnson survey manuscript in press Journal of Ecology
Title: Seagrass ecosystem metabolic carbon capture in response to green turtle grazing across Caribbean meadows.
Authors: Johnson, Robert; Gulick, Alexandra; Constant, Nerine; Bolten, Alan; Smulders, Fee; Christianen, Marjolijn J. A.; Nava, Mabel; Kolasa, Keith; Bjorndal, Karen..
Our results show there is a consistent response in metabolic carbon dynamics to green turtle grazing in T. testudinum meadows across the Greater Caribbean region. An increase in grazing will not likely stimulate remineralization of carbon as these important habitats are returned to a natural grazed state.