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How effective were mangroves as a defence against the recent tsunami?(vol 15, pg R443, 2005)
Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Jayatissa, L.P.; Di Nitto, D.; Bosire, J.O.; Lo Seen, D.; Koedam, N. (2005). How effective were mangroves as a defence against the recent tsunami?(vol 15, pg R443, 2005). Curr. Biol. 15(14): 1337-1338. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2005.07.025
In: Current Biology. Cell Press: London. ISSN 0960-9822, more
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  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F.
  • Jayatissa, L.P.
  • Di Nitto, D.
  • Bosire, J.O.
  • Lo Seen, D.
  • Koedam, N.

Abstract
    Whether or not mangroves function as buffers against tsunamis is the subject of in-depth research, the importance of which has been neglected or underestimated before the recent killer tsunami struck. Our preliminary post-tsunami surveys of Sri Lankan mangrove sites with different degrees of degradation indicate that human activity exacerbated the damage inflicted on the coastal zone by the tsunami.

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