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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Mangroves as indicators of coastal change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BLASCO F. (1) ; SAENGER P. ; JANODET E. (2) ;
(1) Institute for the International Map of the Vegetation, CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, FRANCE
(2) Institute for the International Map of the Vegetation, CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, FRANCE

Abstract

In view of the unique biological characteristics of mangroves, it is interesting to assess the extent to which these ecosystems can be used as indicators of coastal change or sea-level rise. From recent studies of mangrove mortality at several locations (including Guiana, Gambia, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, India and Bangladesh), it appears that these coastal ecosystems are so specialized that any minor variation in their hydrological or tidal regimes causes noticeable mortality. The use of remote sensing data for mangrove ecosystems offers excellent potential as a tool for monitoring coastal change

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 27, no3-4 [pp. 167-178]

Bibliographic references : 52 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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