Functionality of restored mangroves: A review

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dc.contributor.author Bosire, JO
dc.contributor.author Dahdouh-Guebas, F
dc.contributor.author Walton, M
dc.contributor.author Crona, BI
dc.contributor.author Lewis, RR
dc.contributor.author Field, C
dc.contributor.author Kairo, JG
dc.contributor.author Koedam, N
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T07:49:47Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Aquatic Botany, 2008, 89 (2), pp. 251 - 259
dc.identifier.issn 0304-3770
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14925
dc.description.abstract Widespread mangrove degradation Coupled with the increasing awareness of the importance of these coastal forests have spurred many attempts to restore mangroves but without concomitant assessment of recovery (or otherwise) at the ecosystem level in many areas. This paper reviews literature on the recovery of restored mangrove ecosystems using relevant functional indicators. While stand structure in mangrove stands is dependent on age, site conditions and silvicultural management, published data indicates that stem densities are higher in restored mangroves than comparable natural stands; the converse is true for basal area. Biomass increment rates have been found to be higher in younger stands than older stands (e.g. 12 t ha(-1) year(-1) for a 12 years plantation compared to 5.1 t ha(-1) year(-1) for a 80-year-old plantation). Disparities in patterns of tree species recruitment into the restored stands have been observed with some stands having linear recruitment rates with time (hence enhancing stand complexity), while some older stands completely lacked the understorey. Biodiversity assessments Suggest that some fauna species are more responsive to mangrove degradation (e.g. herbivorous crabs and mollusks in general), and thus mangrove restoration encourages the return of such species, in some cases to levels equivalent to those in comparable natural stands. The paper finally recommends various mangrove restoration pathways in a functional framework dependent on site conditions and emphasizes community involvement and ecosystem level monitoring as integral components of restoration projects
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.aquabot.2008.03.010
dc.title Functionality of restored mangroves: A review
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Aquatic Botany
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 89
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Amsterdam, The Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 251 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 259 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0607 Plant Biology
dc.personcode 119399
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Plant Biology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords mangrove restoration
dc.description.keywords functionality
dc.description.keywords vegetation structure
dc.description.keywords biodiversity
dc.description.keywords socio-economic
dc.description.keywords opportunity and constraint
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc false
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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