Matthew T. Costa, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). He completed his doctoral research at SIO on sediment carbon stocks in mangrove forests across the northern Neotropics, conducting sampling across Panama, the Galapagos Archipelago, and Mexico. He completed his doctoral dissertation, “Mangroves in depth: long-term carbon burial across spatial scales” in 2019. Prior to study at SIO, Matthew researched coral reef and mangrove ecology at the Bermuda Institution of Ocean Sciences as an undergraduate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, completing a bachelor’s thesis on mangrove species zonation in 2011. Matthew’s current work focuses on coastal blue carbon in flows among coastal ecosystems in La Jolla and the sequestration of carbon in protected and restored wetlands in San Diego.