IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Are peri-urban mangrove forests viable? Effects of sewage pollution and wood exploitation on the structure and development of the mangroves of Mombasa (Kenya)
Mohamed, M.O.S. (2008). Are peri-urban mangrove forests viable? Effects of sewage pollution and wood exploitation on the structure and development of the mangroves of Mombasa (Kenya). PhD Thesis. Free University Brussels. Laboratory of Plant Science and Nature Management: Brussel. 180 pp.

Thesis info:
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen & Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Algemene Plantkunde en Natuurbeheer (APNA), more

Available in Author 
    VLIZ: Open Repository 142898 [ OMA ]
Document type: Dissertation

Keywords
    Abundance; Adaptation; Anthropogenic factors; Ecosystems; Exploitation; Fauna; Flora; Management; Mangroves; Pollution; Pollution effects; Regeneration; Sewage disposal; Socioeconomic aspects; Species; Wood; Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. [WoRMS]; Rhizophora mucronata Lamk. [WoRMS]; Sonneratia alba J. Smith [WoRMS]; ISW, Kenya, Mombasa, Tudor Creek; Marine
Author keywords
    PUMPSEA

Author  Top 
  • Mohamed, M.O.S., more

Content
  • Mohamed, M.O.S.; Neukermans, G.; Kairo, J.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Koedam, N. (2008). Mangrove forests in a peri-urban setting: the case of Mombasa (Kenya), in: Mohamed, M.O.S. Are peri-urban mangrove forests viable? Effects of sewage pollution and wood exploitation on the structure and development of the mangroves of Mombasa (Kenya). pp. 36-55, more
  • Mohamed, M.O.S.; Kairo, J.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Koedam, N. (2008). How sustainable is the utilization of mangrove products in peri-urban Mombasa, Kenya?, in: Mohamed, M.O.S. Are peri-urban mangrove forests viable? Effects of sewage pollution and wood exploitation on the structure and development of the mangroves of Mombasa (Kenya). pp. 56-81, more
  • Mohamed, M.O.S.; Mangion, P.; Mwangi, S.; Kairo, J.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Koedam, N. (2008). Productivity in a peri-urban mangrove: does sewage exposure have an impact?, in: Mohamed, M.O.S. Are peri-urban mangrove forests viable? Effects of sewage pollution and wood exploitation on the structure and development of the mangroves of Mombasa (Kenya). pp. 82-101, more
  • Mohamed, M.O.S.; Neukermans, G.; Kairo, J.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Koedam, N. (2008). Cover changes and regeneration status of a peri-urban mangrove, in: Mohamed, M.O.S. Are peri-urban mangrove forests viable? Effects of sewage pollution and wood exploitation on the structure and development of the mangroves of Mombasa (Kenya). pp. 102-127, more

Abstract
    The vegetation, functional and socio-economic aspects of the peri-urban mangroves of Tudor creek in Mombasa were studied. The mangroves of Tudor creek are degraded due to long-term impacts of unregulated wood harvest, raw domestic sewage pollution and siltation. The unregulated exploitation of mangrove wood by locals undervalues the ecosystem goods and services. However, despite being degraded, the mangroves of Tudor creek are still productive and are comparable to similar forests globally. The study further shows that raw domestic sewage may not have a significant impact on mangrove productivity, but may alter leaf nitrates content, with implication on nutrients cycling within the system. It is recommended that ‘adaptive management' is the best strategy to manage peri-urban mangroves. Valuing the ecosystem goods and services, and assigning legally binding responsibility on users may ensure the long-term sustainability of peri-urban ecosystems.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Author