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Artificial regeneration of mangrove forests at Gazi bay (Kenya)
Citable as data publication
Kairo J.G.; Van Speybroeck D.; Kinyamario J.I., University of Nairobi: Kenya; (2016): Artificial regeneration of mangrove forests at Gazi bay (Kenya). https://doi.org/10.14284/156
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Description
Nursery and plantation establishment experiments of mangroves in the deforestated areas of Gazi Bay and data on chemical and physical properties of the mangrove soils. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Kairo, J. G. (1993). Artificial regeneration of magrove forests at Gazi bay, Kenya. MSc Thesis. University of Nairobi/KBP Kenya: Nairobi, Kenya. 115 pp. more

A mangrove reafforestation project to rehabilitate degraded areas, restock denuded mudflats and transform disturbed forests into uniform stands of higher productivity was launched in October 1991 at Gazi bay. Basically three artificial regeneration techniques were employed: (a) use of propagules (seeds), (b) use of saplings (less than 1.0 m height) and (c) use of 'small trees' up-to 2.0m height. More than 7,000 propagules, saplings and 'small trees' of Rhizophora mucronata, Ceriops tagal, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Avicennia marina, Sonneratia alba, Xylocarpus granatum and Heritiera littoralis were planted/transplanted at different heights along the intertidal complex, and monitored for their growth at 14 days, 1, 2, 3 or 4 months interval, for more than a year, depending on the experiment.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plants
Keywords:
Marine, Artificial regeneration, Flooding, ISW, Kenya, coast, Mkurumudzi, Mangroves, Nursery, Plantations, Propagules, Seedling growth, Vegetation, ISW, Kenya, Gazi, Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh., Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lamk., Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson, Heritiera littoralis Dryand., Rhizophora mucronata Lamk., Sonneratia alba J. Smith, Xylocarpus granatum König

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Gazi

Temporal coverage
1991 - 1993

Taxonomic coverage
Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. [WoRMS]
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lamk. [WoRMS]
Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson [WoRMS]
Heritiera littoralis Dryand. [WoRMS]
Rhizophora mucronata Lamk. [WoRMS]
Sonneratia alba J. Smith [WoRMS]
Xylocarpus granatum König [WoRMS]

Parameters
Calcium (Ca), Carbon (C) in soil, Cation exchange capacity soil (minerals), Clay fraction, Magnesium (Mg), Nitrogen (N) in soil, pH, Potassium (K), Salinity, Sand fraction, Sediment texture class, Silt fraction, Sodium (Na)

Contributors
University of Nairobi, moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Kairo, J. G. (1993). Artificial regeneration of magrove forests at Gazi bay, Kenya. MSc Thesis. University of Nairobi/KBP Kenya: Nairobi, Kenya. 115 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field experiment
Metadatarecord created: 2016-06-21
Information last updated: 2016-06-21
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