Mangroves on a Mission: Professor Joe Shing-yip LEE Discovers the Amazing Carbon-storing Power of Mangroves

Starting with those early days in Hong Kong, Professor Joe Shing-yip 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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