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Biocomplexity in Mangrove Ecosystems

Feller, Ilka C; Lovelock, Catherine; Berger , U; McKee, K L; Joye , S B; Ball, Marilyn


Mangroves are an ecological assemblage of trees and shrubs adapted to grow in intertidal environments along tropical coasts. Despite repeated demonstration of their economic and societal value, more than 50% of the world's mangroves have been destroyed, 35% in the past two decades to aquaculture and coastal development, altered hydrology, sea-level rise, and nutrient overenrichment. Variations in the structure and function of mangrove ecosystems have generally been described solely on the basis...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Annual Review of Marine Science
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.marine.010908.163809


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