Living at Extremes: A spatio-temporal approach to understand environmental drivers for mangrove ecosystems, and their carbon potential

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Abstract

This thesis investigated variances in mangrove distribution, extent and condition spatio­temporally in relation to known environmental drivers and the effects of a changing climate. This thesis found; I] mangroves were not responding through poleward biogeographic range shifts to increased global temperatures; II] that changes in sea level resulting from El Nino events is a significant driver of mangrove cover variability; and III] that carbon varies within the forest. The findings of this study may contribute to mangrove management strategies, and climate change mitigation and adaptation research through improved understanding of mangrove environmental trends and spatio­temporal variability.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Callow, John, Supervisor
  • Phinn, Stuart R., Supervisor, External person
  • Duarte Quesada, Carlos, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date19 Feb 2018
DOIs
StateUnpublished - Feb 2018

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