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Mangrove Management Group (VUB-MMG)
www.vub.ac.be/mangrove

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Parent institute: Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen (VUB-WE), more

Thesaurus terms (3) : Conservation; Ecosystem management; Mangroves
Address:
c/o Laboratory of General Botany and Nature Management
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Tel.: +32-(0)2-629 34 20
Fax: +32-(0)2-629 34 13
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Type: Scientific

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Abstract:
The Mangrove Management Group is a informally organized and open collaboration between various scientists of the Free University Brussels (VUB), intending to combine their diverse expertises (chemistry, botany, zoology, socio-economy, remote sensing) as applied to the mangrove ecosystem in its widest sense. It is expected and it was experienced that this diverse input is scientifically very enriching for all partners and that it allows to tackle a wider range of problems. Though there is a general interest in fundamental questions (and answers), the Mangrove Management Group is very much aware of the fact that research into this complex ecosystem can rarely or never take place without taking into account its vital role for human society, particularly for people directly relying on mangrove resources. It is also realized that this is more commonly the case for developing countries. It is a principle that wherever and whenever possible scientists or other people who can contribute from the host country be involved and/or receive feedback about results.

The general mission of the Mangrove Management Group then is to contribute scientifically to a better understanding of the mangrove ecosystem and to yield elements to improve mangrove management and conservation.

The group has actually deployed most activities in Kenya, India, Sri Lanka and Mauretania. It has links to mangrove research in Tanzania, Vietnam, Mexico.

Publications (15)  Top | Persons 
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  • Peer reviewed article Satyanarayana, B.; Bhanderi, P.; Debry, M.; Maniatis, D.; Foré, F.; Badgie, D.; Jammeh, K.; Vanwing, T.; Farcy, C.; Koedam, N.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2012). A socio-ecological assessment aiming at improved forest resource management and sustainable ecotourism development in the mangroves of Tanbi Wetland National Park, The Gambia, West Africa. Ambio 41(5): 513-526. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s13280-012-0248-7, more
  • Peer reviewed article Neukermans, G.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Kairo, J. G.; Koedam, N. (2008). Mangrove species and stand mapping in Gazi bay (Kenya) using Quickbird satellite imagery. Journal of Spatial Science 53(1): 75-86. dx.doi.org/10.1080/14498596.2008.9635137, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Kairo, J. G.; De Bondt, R.; Koedam, N. (2007). Pneumatophore height and density in relation to micro-topography in the grey mangrove Avicennia marina. Belg. J. Bot. 140(2): 213-221, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Collin, S.; Seen, D.L.; Rönnbäck, P.; Depommier, D.; Ravishankar, T.; Koedam, N. (2006). Analysing ethnobotanical and fishery-related importance of mangroves of the East-Godavari Delta (Andhra Pradesh, India) for conservation and management purposes. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed. 2(24): 1-22. dx.doi.org/10.1186/1746-4269-2-24, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Coppejans, E.; Van Speybroeck, D. (1999). Remote sensing and zonation of seagrasses and algae along the Kenyan coast. Hydrobiologia 400: 63-73, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Giuggioli, M.; Oluoch, A.; Vannini, M.; Cannicci, S. (1999). Feeding habits of non-ocypodid crabs from two mangrove forests of Kenya. Bull. Mar. Sci. 64(2): 291-297, more
  • Otero, V.; Quisthoudt, K.; Koedam, N.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2014). Looking for mangroves: detection of the northernmost West-African mangroves in a non-mangrove dominated landscape using remote sensing, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67: pp. 86, more
  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Satyanarayana, B.; Pecceu, B.; Di Nitto, D.; Van Den Bossche, K.; Neukermans, G.; Bosire, J.O.; Cannicci, S.; Koedam, N. (2012). Habitat recovery assessment of reforested mangrove sites in the Gazi Bay, Kenya: a study testing the role of molluscs as bioindicator species, in: Dahdouh-Guebas, F. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference 'Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management - MMM3', Galle, Sri Lanka, 2-6 July 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 57: pp. 48, more
  • Santos, L.C.M.; Bitencourt, M.D.; Koedam, N.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2012). Discrimination of mangrove vegetation habitat types (Northeast Brazil) using CBERS-2B images and the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), in: Dahdouh-Guebas, F. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference 'Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management - MMM3', Galle, Sri Lanka, 2-6 July 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 57: pp. 164, more
  • Santos, L.C.M.; Schaeffer-Novelli, Y.; Cunha-Lignon, M.; Bitencourt, M.D.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2012). Satellite remote sensing and GIS to assess anthropogenic pressures and aid mangrove forest management: a case study at the São Francisco River Estuary (Northeast Brazil), in: Dahdouh-Guebas, F. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference 'Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management - MMM3', Galle, Sri Lanka, 2-6 July 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 57: pp. 165, more
  • Satyanarayana, B.; Bhanderi, P.; Debry, M.; Maniatis, D.; Foré, F.; Badgie, D.; Jammeh, K.; Farcy, C.; Koedam, N.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2012). A socio-ecological assessment aiming at improved forest resource management and sustainable ecotourism development in the mangroves of Tanbi Wetland National Park, The Gambia, West Africa, in: Dahdouh-Guebas, F. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference 'Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management - MMM3', Galle, Sri Lanka, 2-6 July 2012. VLIZ Special Publication, 57: pp. 168, more
  • Van Den Bossche, K. (2008). The effects of domestic sewage pollution on the reproductive potential of the mangrove crab Uca annulipes in Kenya and Mozambique. MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 52 pp., more
  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Collin, S.; Seen, D.L.; Rönnbäck, P.; Depommier, D.; Ravishankar, T.; Koedam, N. (2007). Analysing ethnobotanical and fishery-related importance of mangroves of the East-Godavari Delta (Andhra Pradesh, India) for conservation and management purposes, in: VLIZ Coll. Rep. 35-36(2005-2006). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 35-36: pp. Chapter 36, more
  • Pecceu, B. (2006). Molluscs as bioindicator for the ecological recovery of Ceriops tagal mangrove reafforestation. MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussels. 94 pp., more
  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Coppejans, E.; Van Speybroeck, D. (1999). Remote sensing and zonation of seagrasses and algae along the Kenyan coast, in: (2000). VLIZ Coll. Rep. 30(2000). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 30: pp. chapter 10, more

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