The Role of Vegetated Coastal Wetlands for Marine Megafauna Conservation.

  title={The Role of Vegetated Coastal Wetlands for Marine Megafauna Conservation.},
  author={Michael Sievers and Christopher J. Brown and Vivitskaia J. D. Tulloch and Ryan M. Pearson and Jodie A. Haig and Mischa P. Turschwell and Rod M. Connolly},
  journal={Trends in ecology \& evolution},

Figures from this paper

Habitat Features and Their Influence on the Restoration Potential of Marine Habitats in Europe

To understand the restoration potential of degraded habitats, it is important to know the key processes and habitat features that allow for recovery after disturbance. As part of the EU (Horizon

Megafauna in Salt Marshes

Megafauna shape ecosystems globally through trophic interactions, ecology of fear, and ecosystem engineering. Highly productive salt marshes at the interface of terrestrial and marine systems have

Global typologies of coastal wetland status to inform conservation and management

Toward a Coordinated Global Observing System for Seagrasses and Marine Macroalgae

In coastal waters around the world, the dominant primary producers are benthic macrophytes, including seagrasses and macroalgae, that provide habitat structure and food for diverse and abundant

Opportunities for improving recognition of coastal wetlands in global ecosystem assessment frameworks

A Pleistocene legacy structures variation in modern seagrass ecosystems

  • J. DuffyJ. Stachowicz J. Olsen
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 2022
Significance Sustaining biodiversity and ecosystems in the long term depends on their adjustment to a rapidly changing climate. By characterizing the structure of the marine plant eelgrass and

Priority species to support the functional integrity of coral reefs

Ecosystem-based management on coral reefs has historically focussed on biodiversity conservation through the establishment of marine reserves, but it is increasingly recognised that a subset of

Quantification of blue carbon in seagrass ecosystems of Southeast Asia and their potential for climate change mitigation.




A Global Crisis for Seagrass Ecosystems

ABSTRACT Seagrasses, marine flowering plants, have a long evolutionary history but are now challenged with rapid environmental changes as a result of coastal human population pressures. Seagrasses

Trophic Transfers from Seagrass Meadows Subsidize Diverse Marine and Terrestrial Consumers

In many coastal locations, seagrass meadows are part of a greater seascape that includes both marine and terrestrial elements, each linked to the other via the foraging patterns of consumers (both

A global model of the response of tropical and sub-tropical forest biodiversity to anthropogenic pressures

This is the first worldwide synthetic analysis of how individual species in four major taxonomic groups—invertebrates, ‘herptiles’ (reptiles and amphibians), mammals and birds—respond to multiple human pressures in tropical and sub-tropical forests.

Dramatic loss of seagrass habitat under projected climate change in the Mediterranean Sea

It is predicted that erosion of present genetic diversity and vicariant processes can happen, as all Mediterranean genetic regions could decrease considerably in extension in future warming scenarios.

The fundamental role of ecological feedback mechanisms for the adaptive management of seagrass ecosystems – a review

Modelling the interactions among two distinct above‐ and belowground feedbacks is taken to demonstrate that interacting feedbacks are likely to be important for ecosystem resilience, and proposes a five‐step adaptive management plan to address feedback dynamics for effective conservation and restoration strategies.

Fisheries bycatch risk to marine megafauna is intensified in Lagrangian coherent structures

Significance Marine capture fisheries provide a valuable source of protein and are economically important in coastal communities. However, fisheries sustainability is impacted by incidental capture

The Charisma of Coastal Ecosystems: Addressing the Imbalance

Coastal ecosystems including coral reefs, mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and salt marshes are being lost at alarming rates, and increased scientific understanding of causes has failed to stem

The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates

Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.

Assessing the role of large herbivores in the structuring and functioning of freshwater and marine angiosperm ecosystems

Large aquatic herbivores have strong impacts on associated species and can be critical ecosystem engineers of aquatic systems, with the ability to modify direct and indirect functional pathways in ecosystems.