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How effective were mangroves as a defence against the recent tsunami?
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? Curr. Biol. 15(12): R443-R447
In: Current Biology. Cell Press: London. ISSN 0960-9822, more
Peer reviewed article  

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 97808 [ OMA ]

Keyword
    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F., more
  • Jayatissa, L.P.
  • Di Nitto, D., more
  • Bosire, J.O.
  • Lo Seen, D.
  • Koedam, N., more

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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