High mangrove density enhances surface accretion, surface elevation change, and tree survival in coastal areas susceptible to sea-level rise

@article{Kumara2010HighMD,
  title={High mangrove density enhances surface accretion, surface elevation change, and tree survival in coastal areas susceptible to sea-level rise},
  author={M. P. Kumara and Loku Pulukkuttige Jayatissa and Ken W. Krauss and Donald H. Phillips and Mark Huxham},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={164},
  pages={545-553}
}
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