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Recent Change in the Extent of Mangroves in the Northern Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea

Shearman, Philip

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Existing at the interface of land and sea, in regions of low topographic relief, mangroves are likely to be some of the first ecosystems that undergo spatial modification due to sea-level rise. The mangrove ecosystems of the Gulf of Papua New Guinea are some of the largest and most pristine in the AsiaPacific region; they have not been subject to clearance for crustacean farming nor suffered from land reclamation projects. This article establishes through analysis of a time series of aerial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61943
Source: AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
DOI: 10.1007/s13280-010-0025-4

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