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Caribbean mangroves adjust to rising sea level through biotic controls on change in soil elevation
Aim The long-term stability of coastal ecosystems such as mangroves and salt marshes depends upon the maintenance of soil elevations within the intertidal habitat as sea level changes. We examinedExpand
Environmental drivers in mangrove establishment and early development: A review
Mangroves have a global distribution within coastal tropical and subtropical climates, and have even expanded to some temperate locales. Where they do occur, mangroves provide a plethora of goods andExpand
Degradation of mangrove tissues and implications for peat formation in Belizean island forests
Summary 1 Macrofaunal leaf consumption and degradation of leaves, woody twigs and roots were studied in mangrove island forests on a Belizean island. Factors influencing accumulation of organicExpand
Mangrove species distribution and propagule predation in Belize: an exception to the dominance-predation hypothesis.
Predation on mangrove propagules was studied to assess its impact on the intertidal distribution of Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia germinans, and Laguncularia racemosa. Field experiments conducted on aExpand
Soil Physicochemical Patterns and Mangrove Species Distribution--Reciprocal Effects?
1 The distributions of two dominant mangrove species in a neotropical forest were associated with spatial variation in soil redox potentials (Eh) and interstitial water sulphide concentrations.Expand
Mass tree mortality leads to mangrove peat collapse at Bay Islands, Honduras after Hurricane Mitch
Summary 1 We measured sediment elevation and accretion dynamics in mangrove forests on the islands of Guanaja and Roatan, Honduras, impacted by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 to determine if collapseExpand
Mangrove islands in Belize are characterized by a unique switching from nitrogen (N) to phosphorus (P) limitation to tree growth from shoreline to interior. Fertilization has previously shown thatExpand
Acute salt marsh dieback in the Mississippi River deltaic plain: a drought‐induced phenomenon?
Aims  Extensive dieback of salt marsh dominated by the perennial grass Spartina alterniflora occurred throughout the Mississippi River deltaic plain during 2000. More than 100,000 ha were affected,Expand
Coastal Wetland Vulnerability to Relative Sea-Level Rise: Wetland Elevation Trends and Process Controls
The distribution of tidal saline wetlands (e.g., salt marshes and mangroves) is increasingly impacted by global environmental change, including human alteration of the world’s coasts and sea-levelExpand
Seedling recruitment patterns in a Belizean mangrove forest: effects of establishment ability and physico-chemical factors
  • K. McKee
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • 1 April 1995
A field study was conducted to evaluate the relative importance of factors affecting seedling establishment and survival on a mangrove-dominated island in Belize. An examination of spatial patternsExpand