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A synthesis of existent and potential mangrove vegetation structure dynamics from Kenyan, Sri Lankan and Mauritanian case-studies
Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Koedam, N. (2002). A synthesis of existent and potential mangrove vegetation structure dynamics from Kenyan, Sri Lankan and Mauritanian case-studies. Bull. Séanc. Acad. R. Sci. Outre-Mer - Meded. Zitt. K. Acad. Kolon. Wet. 48(4): 487-511
In: Bulletin des séances de l'Académie royale des sciences coloniales = Mededelingen der zittingen der Koninklijke Académie voor Koloniale wetenschappen. Académie Royale des Sciences Coloniales = Koninklijke Academie voor Koloniale Wetenschappen: Bruxelles. ISSN 0365-6578, more

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  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Koedam, N. (2005). A synthesis of existent and potential mangrove vegetation structure dynamics from Kenyan, Sri Lankan and Mauritanian case-studies, in: (2005). VLIZ Coll. Rep. 33-34(2003-2004). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 33-34: pp. chapter 17 [Subsequent publication], more

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Abstract
    Although the spatio-temporal changes in the mangrove stand extent, structure and composition, called mangrove vegetation structure dynamics, are rarely studied worldwide, the results produced by a few studies constitute a good basis to recognize various types of dynamics. Identifying these is important to provide information whether or not artificial regeneration is necessary. This contribution gives an overview of the theoretical types of mangrove vegetation structure dynamics and illustrates them with practical examples. At the same time it shows how such a study can be combined with research fields such as conservation genetics, mangrove restoration, stand characteristics and hydrology in order to generate an integrative idea of how the mangrove functions.

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