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Palau’s taro fields and mangroves protect the coral reefs by trapping eroded fine sediment
Sedimentation is one of the biggest threats facing coral reefs, not only in Palau, but everywhere in the world where there are reefs within reach of river plumes. Due to Palau’s largest island of
Impact of two sequential super typhoons on coral reef communities in Palau
Typhoons generally develop in the warm tropics, but rarely damage coral reefs between the latitudes 10°N and 10°S because they intensify at higher latitudes. However, climate change is forcing
2000 years of sustainable use of watersheds and coral reefs in Pacific Islands: A review for Palau
Abstract In Palau and everywhere in the world, coastal coral reefs are threatened by sedimentation resulting from land clearing in the watersheds. Palau's largest island of Babeldaob is particularly
Tropical cyclone contribution to extreme rainfall over southwest Pacific Island nations
Southwest Pacific nations are among some of the worst impacted and most vulnerable globally in terms of tropical cyclone (TC)-induced flooding and accompanying risks. This study objectively