Human-impacted mangroves in Gazi ( Kenya ) : predicting future vegetation based on retrospective remote sensing , social surveys , and tree distribution

@inproceedings{DahdouhGuebas2004HumanimpactedMI,
  title={Human-impacted mangroves in Gazi ( Kenya ) : predicting future vegetation based on retrospective remote sensing , social surveys , and tree distribution},
  author={Farid Dahdouh-Guebas and Inge Van Pottelbergh and James Gitundu Kairo and Stefano Cannicci and Nico Koedam},
  year={2004}
}
Gazi Bay, Kenya, covers an area of 18 km2, and its mangroves are degraded. We present a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the degradation of vegetation structure and dynamics of mangrove communities over a period of 25 yr, using aerial photography in a geographical information system (GIS), combined with ground-truth data for different vegetation layers, and with faunal and environmental factors. Retrospective analysis and understanding of current practices were aided by interviews… CONTINUE READING
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