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Biomass accumulation in a rehabilitated mangrove forest at Gazi Bay
  Global mangrove coverage is estimated to be 0.4% of the forested areas globally (Spalding et al. 1997). Despite this small areal coverage, mangroves are important because of the range of ecological, economic and environmental services they provide (Saenger 2002; FAO 1994) In the last few decades, unsustainable utilization of mangrove resources has resulted in a loss of 50% of their original cover (FAO 2005). The global mangrove biomass is estimated to be in excess of 8.7 gigatons dry weight (i.e. 4.0 gigatons of carbon; Twilley et al. 1992; Ong 1993). This is stored in both above-ground and below-ground tree components (Twilley et al. 1992). Most biomass studies on mangroves have concentrated on natural stands (Soares & Novelli 2005; Sherman et al. 2003; Saintilan 1997; Clough et al. 1997) with very few studies on managed and replanted forests (Ong 1993; Putz & Chan 1986).

  • Date:

    31 December 2009

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    GE Environmental Sciences


Tamooh, F., Kairo, J. G., Huxham, M., Kirui, B., Mencuccini, M., & Karachi, M. (2009). Biomass accumulation in a rehabilitated mangrove forest at Gazi Bay. In Advances in Coastal Ecology : People, Processes and Ecosystems in Kenya, (138-147). African Studies Centre




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