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Soil characteristics of the mangrove vegetation in Gazi Bay (Kenya)
Citable as data publication
Slim F.J.; Gwada P.; Centre for Estuarine and Coastal Research; Netherlands Institute of Ecology: The Netherlands; Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Kenya; (2016): Soil characteristics of the mangrove vegetation in Gazi Bay (Kenya). https://doi.org/10.14284/179
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Mangrove species list for Gazi Bay and soil characteristics of their plots. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Polk, P.; Okemwa, E. N. (1993). Dynamics and assessment of Kenyan mangrove ecosystems n° TS2-0240-C (GDF): final report (April 1993). Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 244 pp.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plants
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Mangroves, Soil characteristics, ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay, Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh., Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lam., Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson, Heritiera littoralis Aiton, Lumnitzera racemosa Willd., Rhizophora mucronata Poir., Sonneratia alba Sm., Xylocarpus granatum J.Koenig

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. [WoRMS]
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lam. [WoRMS]
Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robinson [WoRMS]
Heritiera littoralis Aiton [WoRMS]
Lumnitzera racemosa Willd. [WoRMS]
Rhizophora mucronata Poir. [WoRMS]
Sonneratia alba Sm. [WoRMS]
Xylocarpus granatum J.Koenig [WoRMS]

Parameters
Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), Carbon (C) in soil, Median grain size, Nitrogen (N) in soil, pH (KCl) of soil, Presence of biota, Water content

Contributors
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre (KMFRI), moredata creator
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Historical Kenyan-Belgian research datasets (1873-1999), more

Publication
Based on this dataset
Polk, P.; Okemwa, E. N. (1993). Dynamics and assessment of Kenyan mangrove ecosystems n° TS2-0240-C (GDF): final report (April 1993). Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 244 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-06-23
Information last updated: 2016-07-08
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