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Which factors drive the evolution of mangrove coastlines?

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  • Aquaculture, fisheries and coastal agriculture
  • Coastal resilience
  • Coastal wetland conservation
  • Integrated delta management

To answer this question, a team of researchers conducted field experiments to gain understanding of the dynamics of mangrove systems. Their research took place in Demak, Northern Java, Indonesia, where Wetlands International is managing the coastal restoration project ‘Building with Nature Indonesia‘. Their knowledge will be used to build a design tool to plan and design future restoration efforts.

Right now, the team of researchers, together called the BioManCo team which stands for bio-morphodynamic modelling of mangrove-mud coasts), is analysing the data they have collected during the last years.

Below blogs give a glimpse of some of their finding over the past few years:

Drone picture of aquaculture ponds by Silke Tas (BioManCo)

15 September 2020:     Why are mangroves degrading at Timbulsloko, and why is this worrying?

22 September 2020: Windows of opportunity: how do small mangroves find a spot to grow?

30 September 2020:       How can we build a mangrove green belt in Demak?


Related link: How to restore mangroves for greenbelt creation, by Celine van Bijsterveld et al., (2020), Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Volume 235, 5 April 2020, 106576. 

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