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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||19 Feb 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - Feb 2018|