Tag Results: CarbonBack
Rivers and streams, when fully connected to their floodplains, are naturally resilient systems that are increasingly part of the conversation on nature-based climate solutions. Reconnecting waterways to their floodplains improves water quality and quantity, supports biodiversity and sensitive species conservation, increases flood, drought and fire resiliency, and bolsters carbon sequestration. But, while the importance of river restoration is clear, beaver-based restoration—for example, strategic coexistence, relocation, and mimicry—remains an underutilized strategy despite ample data demonstrating its efficacy. Climate-driven disturbances are actively pushing streams into increasingly degraded states, and the window of opportunity for restoration will not stay open forever. Therefore, now is the perfect time to apply the science of beaver-based low-tech process-based stream restoration to support building climate resilience across the landscape. Not every stream will be a good candidate for beaver-based restoration, but we have the tools to know which ones are. Let us use them.
Report on the results of continuous measurements of CO2 and CH4 fluxes made in the Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study during the ice-free season of the 1994 field campaign.
The research gathered in this paper discusses the beaver’s effects on: wetland carbon cycling, riparian forest structure, and biodiversity. This thesis also covers the relationship between beaver populations and the existence of wetlands, particularly the way in which beavers are an essential part of wetland ecosystems.
Potential mitigation of and adaptation to climate-driven changes in California’s highlands through increased beaver populations
Evaluating the potential for beaver to adapt to and to mitigate anticipated changes in California’s higher elevation land- and waterscapes.
We aimed to recognise beaver-produced ecosystem services and quantify their theoretical value for the entire Northern Hemisphere.
Study on how beavers alter freshwater ecosystems and increase aquatic production to determine how these changes influence the magnitude and lateral dispersal of aquatic nutrients into terrestrial ecosystems
Laws, regulations, and management plans to improve streamflow and stream temperature : a case study in the North Fork Burnt River Watershed
This project explored the effectiveness of a management plan on improving streamflow and stream temperature
An analysis between the differences of beaver dams and artificial dams and their impacts on the wetlands they occupy
The Persistence of Beaver-Induced Geomorphic Heterogeneity and Organic Carbon Stock in River Corridors 2018
Follow-up study of carbon storage associated with beaver dams.
This article by the Pacific Wolf Coalition describes the many ways that the natural activities of wolves and beavers can help build climate resilience.
Beavers Buffering Blazes: The Potential Role of Castor canadensis in Mitigating Wildfire Impacts on Stream Ecosystems
The potential role of beavers in mitigating wildfire impacts on stream ecosystems
Effects of Beaver Impoundments on Dissolved Organic Matter Quality and Biodegradability in Boreal Riverine Systems
Assessment of the changes in dissolved organic matter quality and the biodegradation patterns in beaver systems across Sweden
Beavers on the coast are helping salmon bounce back.