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World Atlas of Mangroves
TLDR
The World Atlas of Mangroves is a comprehensive, well-written, ambitious, and artistic work that should be part of any serious wetland library and useful to researchers or students new to the field. Expand
Rates and drivers of mangrove deforestation in Southeast Asia, 2000–2012
  • D. Richards, D. Friess
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 28 December 2015
TLDR
The rapid expansion of rice agriculture in Myanmar, and the sustained conversion of mangroves to oil palm plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia, are identified as additional increasing and under-recognized threats to mangrove ecosystems. Expand
The vulnerability of Indo-Pacific mangrove forests to sea-level rise
TLDR
It is found that sediment availability can enable mangrove forests to maintain rates of soil-surface elevation gain that match or exceed that of sea-level rise, but for 69 per cent of the study sites the current rate of sea level rise exceeded the soil surface elevation gain. Expand
A global standard for monitoring coastal wetland vulnerability to accelerated sea-level rise
Reliable measurements of changes in wetland surface elevation are necessary to understand and predict the probable impact of sea-level rise on vulnerable coastal ecosystems and for science-informedExpand
A rapid indicator of cultural ecosystem service usage at a fine spatial scale: Content analysis of social media photographs
Abstract Cultural ecosystem services (CES) are an important benefit that habitats provide, particularly in the fragments of natural ecosystems that remain in urban areas. To manage CES we need toExpand
Are all intertidal wetlands naturally created equal? Bottlenecks, thresholds and knowledge gaps to mangrove and saltmarsh ecosystems
TLDR
By providing the first systematic comparison between saltmarshes and mangroves, this work unravels how the interplay between species‐specific life‐history traits, biophysical interactions and biogeomorphological feedback processes determine where, when and what wetland can establish, the thresholds to long‐term ecosystem stability, and constraints to genetic connectivity between intertidal wetland populations at the landscape level. Expand
Impacts of climate change on mangrove ecosystems: a region by region overview
Abstract Inter-related and spatially variable climate change factors including sea level rise, increased storminess, altered precipitation regime and increasing temperature are impacting mangroves atExpand
Deforestation in the Ayeyarwady Delta and the conservation implications of an internationally-engaged Myanmar
Abstract Myanmar is a country of huge biodiversity importance that is undergoing major political change, bringing with it new international engagement. This includes access to international markets,Expand
Policy challenges and approaches for the conservation of mangrove forests in Southeast Asia.
TLDR
Four approaches that are being used increasingly or could be deployed in Southeast Asia to ensure sustainable livelihoods and biodiversity conservation are considered, including payments for ecosystem services (PES), which hold great promise for mangrove conservation. Expand
Global carbon stocks and potential emissions due to mangrove deforestation from 2000 to 2012
Mangrove forests store high densities of organic carbon, which, when coupled with high rates of deforestation, means that mangroves have the potential to contribute substantially to carbon emissions.Expand
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