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dc.contributor.authorLee, Joeen_US
dc.contributor.authorH. Primavera, Jurgeneen_US
dc.contributor.authorDahdouh-Geubas, Fariden_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKee, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorO. Bosire, Jareden_US
dc.contributor.authorCannicci, Stefanoen_US
dc.contributor.authorDiele, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorFromard, Francoiseen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoedam, Nicoen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarchand, Cyrilen_US
dc.contributor.authorMendelssohn, Irvingen_US
dc.contributor.authorMukherjee, Nebeditaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRecord, Sydneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T13:01:40Z
dc.date.available2018-04-20T13:01:40Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-18T05:39:57Z
dc.identifier.issn1466-8238en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/geb.12155en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/62332
dc.description.abstractAim To reassess the capacity of mangroves for ecosystem services in the light of recent data. Location Global mangrove ecosystems. Methods We review four long-standing roles of mangroves: (1) carbon dynamics - export or sink; (2) nursery role; (3) shoreline protection; (4) land-building capacity. The origins of pertinent hypotheses, current understanding and gaps in our knowledge are highlighted with reference to biogeographic, geographic and socio-economic influences. Results The role of mangroves as C sinks needs to be evaluated for a wide range of biogeographic regions and forest conditions. Mangrove C assimilation may be under-estimated because of flawed methodology and scanty data on key components of C dynamics. Peri-urban mangroves may be manipulated to provide local offsets for C emission. The nursery function of mangroves is not ubiquitous but varies with spatio-temporal accessibility. Connectivity and complementarity of mangroves and adjacent habitats enhance their nursery function through trophic relay and ontogenetic migrations. The effectiveness of mangroves for coastal protection depends on factors at landscape/geomorphic to community scales and local/species scales. Shifts in species due to climate change, forest degradation and loss of habitat connectivity may reduce the protective capacity of mangroves. Early views of mangroves as land builders (especially lateral expansion) were questionable. Evidence now indicates that mangroves, once established, directly influence vertical land development by enhancing sedimentation and/or by direct organic contributions to soil volume (peat formation) in some settings. Main conclusions Knowledge of thresholds, spatio-temporal scaling and variability due to geographic, biogeographic and socio-economic settings will improve the management of mangrove ecosystem services. Many drivers respond to global trends in climate change and local changes such as urbanization. While mangroves have traditionally been managed for subsistence, future governance models must involve partnerships between local custodians of mangroves and offsite beneficiaries of the services.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom726en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto743en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeographyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060205en_US
dc.titleEcological role and services of tropical mangrove ecosystems: a reassessmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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