Rhizophora mangle

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

Background

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

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Mangrove reforestation: greening or grabbing coastal zones and deltas? Case studies in Senegal.

Background

Mangroves have lost 20% of their global extent over the last 20 years. Mangrove reforestation incentives are increasingly widespread as a response to restore this vital ecosystem. However, the social and ecological impacts of common mangrove plantation methods are not adequately understood.

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Ecological Engineering for Successful Management and Restoration of Mangrove Forests

Background

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

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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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Antecedentes

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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Ecology of Mangrove Growth and Recovery in the Lesser Antilles: State of Knowledge and Basis for Restoration Projects

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This article reviews the available information pertaining to mangrove ecology and restoration in the Lesser Antilles. On the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, mangrove species form monospecific vegetation belts parallel the shore. They follow an ecological gradient based on salinity and drainage, with the most halophylic being the Avicennia species followed by Rhizophora mangle and Conocarpus erectus, then Laguncularia racemosa with a lower salinity tolerance. In 1986 an experimental oil spill was created to study the ability of mangroves to regrow on polluted soil.

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Seedling survivorship, growth, and response to disturbance in Belizean mangal

Background

Species zonation patterns across tidal gradients in mangrove forests are formed by successful seedling establishment and maintained by replacement of adults by conspecific seedlings. These two processes have rarely been examined experimentally in neotropical mangrove. This study examines survivorship and growth of seedlings of Rhizopora mangle and Avicennia germinans across a tidal gradient in Belize.

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