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dc.contributor.authorLee, Shing Yip
dc.contributor.authorPrimavera, Jurgene H
dc.contributor.authorDahdouh-Guebas, Farid
dc.contributor.authorMcKee, Karen
dc.contributor.authorBosire, Jared O
dc.contributor.authorCannicci, Stefano
dc.contributor.authorDiele, Karen
dc.contributor.authorFromard, Francois
dc.contributor.authorKoedam, Nico
dc.contributor.authorMarchand, Cyril
dc.contributor.authorMendelssohn, Irving
dc.contributor.authorMukherjee, Nibedita
dc.contributor.authorRecord, Sydne
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T13:01:40Z
dc.date.available2018-04-20T13:01:40Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-08-18T05:39:57Z
dc.identifier.issn1466-822X
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/geb.12155
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom726
dc.relation.ispartofpageto743
dc.relation.ispartofissue7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological Applications
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0501
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0406
dc.titleEcological role and services of tropical mangrove ecosystems: a reassessment
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLee, Joe Y.


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