Carbon sequestration research
relating to environmental sustainability
As global attention focuses increasingly on the role of greenhouse gases and global warming, research in this field is key. At Rhodes University, a number of departments and institutes address concerns relating to carbon sequestration.
Plants, algae and carbon sequestration
The plant kingdom plays an essential role in life on earth. In the Department of Environmental Sciences, a new project has been launched under the auspices of the Rhodes Restoration Research Group (R3G / R3G), in collaboration with Working for Water, investigating the carbon sequestration effects of a spekboom planting initiative in the Eastern Cape thicket. The Botany Department at Rhodes University has been investigating sub-atmospheric carbon dioxide, and the evolution and competitive advantage of 'C4 photosynthesis'. In the Institute for Environmental Biotechnology at Rhodes University (EBRU), researchers are exploring the role of algae in carbon sequestration.
Explore research opportunities: Botany, Institute for Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Science, and R3G.
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