Regeneration Status of Mangrove Forests in Mida Creek, Kenya: A Compromised or Secured Future?
This study investigates natural regeneration and timber potential of the mangrove forests of Mida Creek for better management through the principle of sustained yields.
Research Goals & Methods
A stratified sampling technique was used in two main study areas. Transects and quadrants were used to measure vegetation measurements, species density, and frequency.
Conclusions & Takeaways
Results indicated certain preferred mangrove species (Rhizophora mucronata) closer to human settlements had a reduced diameter in comparison to areas that were much further with lower stand density for larger tress. Though regeneration occurred after human-disturbance, it was not the same species (Ceriops) that grew.
Regeneration Status of Mangrove Forests in Mida Creek, Kenya: A Compromised or Secured Future?. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment. 2002;31:562–568. doi:10.1579/0044-7447-31.7.562..
- Mangrove System Information Service, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Mombasa, Kenya.
- Laboratory of General Botany and Nature Management, Mangrove Management Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium
- Department of Botany, University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania