Special Issue "Mangrove Conservation"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)
Prof. Dr. Peter Saenger
Centre for Coastal Management, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, 2480, Australia
Interests: mangrove ecology and conservation; mangrove genetics
Worldwide estimates of losses from mangrove areas are around 1% per year. These losses come at a time when knowledge is accruing of the rich biodiversity supported by mangrove systems in different parts of the world, and the important ecological services provided by mangrove systems. This conundrum highlights the increasing importance and urgency of mangrove conservation around the world. Conservation approaches must be based on an ecological understanding of mangrove systems: this includes studying the ecological processes that maintain the system and appreciating the biodiversity associated with these systems, the threats to these systems, the management of these systems (particularly protected area management), and the value of these systems to those communities that are dependent on mangroves. Hopefully, a wide range of studies will enhance our ecological understanding of mangrove systems and facilitate mangrove conservation. Collectively then, the contributions to this Special Issue will hopefully serve as blueprints for a scientifically informed program of mangrove conservation around the world.
Prof. Dr. Peter Saenger
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- ecological processes
- remote sensing
- research needs
- protected areas