Mangroves on a Mission: Professor Joe Lee Discovers the Amazing Carbon-storing Power of Mangroves

Starting with those early days in Hong Kong, Professor Lee has spent 35 years in the field studying mangrove forests and tidal wetlands around the world. It’s been exacting research in a challenging environment. His most recent work demonstrates that the carbon-storage capacity of mangroves has been drastically underestimated, with mangroves storing 23% more carbon than previously calculated. That’s a vital insight, published in the journal Nature Communications, in the fight against a warming planet…

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