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Mangrove forests of Timor-Leste: Ecology, degradation and vulnerability to climate change

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dc.contributor.author Alongi, Daniel (DM)
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-20T04:38:35Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:09:07Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T03:09:40Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-20T04:38:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:09:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T03:09:40Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Alongi DM (2014) Mangrove forests of Timor-Leste: Ecology, degradation and vulnerability to climate change. Chapter 9. pp 199-212. In: Faridah-Hanum I, Latiff A, Hakeem KR, Ozturk M (Eds) Mangrove Ecosystems of Asia. Springer New York. 471 p. (ISBN 978-1-4614-8581-0) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/10465
dc.description.abstract Mangrove forests occupy a relatively small area (1,300 ha) of the coastal zone of Timor-Leste, being composed of fringing stands of relatively few species (a total of 19 true mangrove species) inhabiting sand-dominated deposits in small lagoons along the south coast and sheltered embayments along the north coast. Despite their small size and disjunct distribution these mangroves are heavily used as a source of food, and wood for housing and fuel, and have been used as burial sites during past episodes of violence during occupation. Links between mangroves and fisheries offshore are uncertain, but it is clear that net canopy production is low, equivalent to the mangrove forests in other dry tropical zones. Timorese mangroves face a very uncertain future in light of their small, fragmented distribution, heavy human encroachment, and forecasted rise in sea level. en_US
dc.description.uri http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-8582-7_9 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer New York en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Mangrove Ecosystems of Asia en_US
dc.title Mangrove forests of Timor-Leste: Ecology, degradation and vulnerability to climate change en_US
dc.type book chapter en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-1-4614-8582-7_9


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