Special Issue "Climate Change Impacts on Mangrove Ecosystems"
A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2020).
Interests: mangrove ecology; coastal biogeochemistry; energetics of tropical coastal ecosystems; marine environmental change; coastal ecology and biogeochemistry
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Situated at the land–sea interface, mangrove ecosystems are well-suited to be sentinels for climate change. Mangrove environments are physically, geologically and ecologically dynamic and it is primarily these forces, within the confines of changing environmental and climatic conditions, that sculpt mangrove ecosystems over time. Human impacts on mangroves, including climate change, have received much attention of late especially because mangrove deforestation is occurring at a rapid rate. Despite high rates of destruction and degradation, mangroves still play key roles in ameliorating coastal erosion, fostering coastal stability and assisting in human sustainability.
This Special Issue invites original research papers and critical reviews and assessments including, but not limited to, the following topics under the broad umbrella of mangroves and climate change:
- sea-level rise;
- temperature rise;
- coastal acidification;
- historical evidence;
- predictive models of mangrove response;
- responses to rising atmospheric CO2;
- changes in precipitation;
- regional case studies;
- mangrove resilience/susceptibility to disturbance;
- land-use change;
- increased frequency and intensity of storms;
- effects of deforestation/construction of impoundments;
- natural versus anthropogenic changes in forest structure;
- biodiversity changes;
- changes in ecosystem function; and
- rehabilitation and sustainable management.
Prof. Daniel M. Alongi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- sea-level rise
- weather patterns
- coastal acidification
- predictive modelling
- global change
- greenhouse gases
- atmospheric CO2
- ecosystem function
- sustainable management.