Laguncularia racemosa

Small-scale disturbance and regeneration dynamics in a neotropical mangrove forest

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This study focuses on regeneration dynamics of mangrove species in lightening-created gaps, in the Dominican Republic.

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Ecological Engineering for Successful Management and Restoration of Mangrove Forests

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This article takes a look at the reasons why many mangrove restoration projects fail, and provides key recommendations for improving the success rate of mangrove restoration projects.

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Important Considerations to Achieve Successful Mangrove Forest Restoration with Optimum Fish Habitat

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This article discusses how fish and mangrove ecosystems in Florida, USA, are coupled in time and space, offers several strategies for mangrove restoration with the goal to improve fish habitat, and provides a simple sequential checklist of design tasks.

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Evaluación comparativa de dos mitigaciones realizadas en la ciénaga Las Cucharillas, Puerto Rico (Wetland mitigation in Puerto Rico)

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Propagación vegetativa de tres especies de mangle por acodos aéreos en el manglar de Sontecomapan, Catemaco, Veracruz, México (Asexual propagation of three species of mangroves in Veracruz, Mexico).

Los autores evaluaron la propagación asexual por acodos aéreos en las especies Rhizophora mangle (Rhizophoraceae), Laguncularia racemosa (Combretaceae) y Avicennia germinans (Avicenniaceae) bajo el supuesto de que una planta de mangle propagada por acodo puede ser de mayor altura y más rápido crecimiento.

La propagación asexual en especies de mangle está escasamente documentada en la literatura y ha consistido en la propagación vegetativa de algunas especies sin existir continuidad y mayor investigación debido a los resultados poco favorables.

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Plan de restauración de los manglares en Puerto Villamil Isla Isabela – Galapagos (Plan for restoration of mangroves in Galapagos)

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Los manglares brindan servicios ambientales importantes incluyendo la protección de costas contra el oleaje, la provisión de hábitat para especies marinas y el establecimiento de áreas de recreación turística. Sin embargo, los manglares alrededor del mundo se ven amenazados por el desarrollo de costas. En las islas Galápagos, la acumulación de residuos sólidos en las raíces de los manglares y la construcción de hoteles, viviendas, puertos y malecones, constituyen las fuentes principales de presión sobre estos ecosistemas.

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Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria: A Potential Tool for Arid Mangrove Reforestation

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Microbes (bacteria and fungi) play a crucial role in nutrient recycling in mangrove systems, which are nutrient deficient. Microbes make nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorous, available to mangroves, while mangroves may improve soil conditions for microbes (for example, by oxidizing the soil). PGPB may be nitrogen fixers, phosphate solubilizers, mineral uptake enhancers, and phytopathogen controllers.

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Monitoring of Black Mangrove Restoration with Nursery-Reared Seedlings on an Arid Coastal Lagoon

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This paper describes a reforestation experiment with black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) in an arid mangrove forest of Baja California Sur, Mexico. In arid mangrove systems, natural regeneration and small-scale reforestation are not adequate to restore mangrove forests, as they may be in the humid tropics. Thus, alternative nursery techniques for arid mangroves must be developed.

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Reasons for reforestation success and failure with three mangrove species in Colombia

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This study examines the mortality and growth rates of the propagules, seedlings and saplings of three native mangrove species (A. germinans, L. racemosa, and R. mangle) in order to determine the ecological factors that influence tree growth and survival in deforested mangroves with restored hydrologic conditions on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

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Conceptual Framework for Mangrove Restoration in the Yucatán Peninsula

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In the Yucatán Peninsula, mangroves were lost at a rate of around 1.84% per year between 1976 and 2000. In 2000, the North American Wetlands Conservation Council gave the state government of Yucatán $800,000 towards mangrove restoration projects. Some research shows that the projects funded by this grant did not fully meet restoration goals.

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