Functionality of restored mangroves: A review

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dc.contributor.author Bosire, J en_US
dc.contributor.author Dahdouh-Guebas, F en_US
dc.contributor.author Walton, M en_US
dc.contributor.author Crona, B en_US
dc.contributor.author Lewis, R en_US
dc.contributor.author Field, Colin en_US
dc.contributor.author Kairo, J en_US
dc.contributor.author Koedam, N en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T07:49:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T07:49:47Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2011000539 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bosire J et al. 2008, 'Functionality of restored mangroves: A review', Elsevier, vol. 89, no. 2, pp. 251-259. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0304-3770 en_US
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 en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2008.03.010 en_US
dc.title Functionality of restored mangroves: A review en_US
dc.parent Aquatic Botany en_US
dc.journal.volume 89 en_US
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 060700 en_US
dc.personcode 0000072818 en_US
dc.personcode 0000072816 en_US
dc.personcode 0000072819 en_US
dc.personcode 0000072820 en_US
dc.personcode 0000072821 en_US
dc.personcode 119399 en_US
dc.personcode 0000072822 en_US
dc.personcode 0000072812 en_US
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; functionality; vegetation structure; biodiversity; socio-economic; opportunity and constraint en_US


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