Mangrove canopy height globally related to precipitation, temperature and cyclone frequency

  title={Mangrove canopy height globally related to precipitation, temperature and cyclone frequency},
  author={Marc Simard and Lola Fatoyinbo and Charlotte Smetanka and Victor H. Rivera-Monroy and Edward Casta{\~n}eda-Moya and Nathan M. Thomas and Tom Van der Stocken},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Mangrove wetlands are among the most productive and carbon-dense ecosystems in the world. Their structural attributes vary considerably across spatial scales, yielding large uncertainties in regional and global estimates of carbon stocks. Here, we present a global analysis of mangrove canopy height gradients and aboveground carbon stocks based on remotely sensed measurements and field data. Our study highlights that precipitation, temperature and cyclone frequency explain 74% of the global… Expand

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