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The influence of mangrove saplings (Avicennia marina) and fiddler crabs (Uca vocans) on carbon, iron, and sulfur biogeochemistry in mangrove sediment was studied using outdoor mesocosms with and without plants (21 m 22) and crabs (68 m 22). Saplings grew more leaves and pneumatophores in the presence of crabs. Dense microalgal mats lead to two to six times(More)
The global significance of carbon storage in Indonesia’s coastal wetlands was assessed based on published and unpublished measurements of the organic carbon content of living seagrass and mangrove biomass and soil pools. For seagrasses, median above- and below-ground biomass was 0.29 and 1.13 Mg C ha−1 respectively; the median soil pool was 118.1 Mg C ha−1.(More)
This Policy Brief is based on the World Atlas of Mangroves (2010). The aim of this policy brief is to provide managers with lessons learned on the conservation and management of mangroves, and recommend policy measures that could be taken in order to protect them. We hope that this document will stimulate greater interest by policy makers in the fate of(More)
In the front line Shoreline protection and other ecosystem services from mangroves and coral reefs In the front line THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME WORLD CONSERVATION MONITORING CENTRE (UNEP-WCMC) is the biodiversity assessment and policy implementation arm of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the world's foremost intergovernmental(More)
Dead fine roots are the major component of organic carbon (C) stored in mangrove forests. We measured the mass and decomposition of fine root detritus in three mangrove forests along an intertidal gradient in tropical Australia to provide the first integrated estimates of the rate of turnover of fine root detritus. The grand mean dry masses of dead fine(More)
Mangroves in rapidly expanding Southeast Asian river deltas form floristically simple zones dominated by a few highly regenerative species adaptable or tolerant to rapid sedimentation and extensive river flooding. The size class distribution, community composition and spatial structure of five representative mangrove forests in the rapidly expanding Cimanuk(More)
Atlas of Mangroves (2010) was made with financial and in-kind contributions from all agencies involved in the Atlas (see logos on front and back cover) and the following countries: the Government of Japan, the US Government and the Spanish Government. may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, by any method or process, without written permission from ISME,(More)
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