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Functions and development of reforested mangrove areas: A review


Iftekhar, M, Functions and development of reforested mangrove areas: A review, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management, 4, (1) pp. 1-14. ISSN 1745-1590 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/17451590809618179


Mangroves are forested wedand ecosystems found along saline, tidal coastlines of the tropics and sub-tropics. Mangroves provide many ecological goods and services to mankind. Like other natural ecosystems, mangrove ecosystems are declining in many countries. Mangrove losses lead to decreased biodiversity, with subsequent declines in ecosystem services. Recognising the decrease of mangrove coverage and associated loss of ecosystem services, many countries have begun mangrove rehabilitation and restoration programmes. However, the extent to which ecological function is recovered in replanted mangroves is not well understood. This review synthesises available information to highlight key gaps in understanding of the functions and ecological development of planted mangroves.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Natural resource management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
UTAS Author:Iftekhar, M (Dr Md Sayed Iftekhar)
ID Code:68753
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2011-03-19
Last Modified:2012-02-20

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