Mangroves not best buffer vs storm surges
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Mangroves hit by strong typhoons are slow to recover, something to think about in the rush to rehabilitate shorelines as a buffer against storm surges. a study before and after a strong typhoon hits mangrove forests has concluded that cumulative tree mortality, compounded by the lack of replacement seedlings and unfavorable soil conditions, may limit long-term recovery. The study, a co-winner of the 2015 National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Environmental Science Award, should come in handy in rehabilitating shorelines ht by Typhoon Yolanda and future calamities.
Icamina, P. M. (2015, May 15). Mangroves not best buffer vs storm surges. Malaya Business Insight, pp. B1, B6.
Mangroves; Storm surge barriers; Storm surges; Hurricanes; Mangrove restoration; Mangrove conservation; Environmental restoration; Environmental protection; Rhizophora mucronata; National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST); Children Research Fund; Ateneo de Manila University; Center for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research; James Cook University-Australia; Salmo, Severino G.; Lovelock, Catherine E.; Duke, Norman C.; Santos Ocampo, Perla D.; Greenwood, Hugh
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