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Mangroves

Mangroves are crucial for coastal ecosystems, providing nursery habitats, protecting shorelines, and acting as significant carbon sinks.

Our projects focus on monitoring, assessing, and restoring mangrove ecosystems to address environmental changes and impacts. We provide expert advice, conduct detailed floristic surveys, and develop effective mitigation strategies to support conservation and sustainable management efforts.

Large-scale shoreline surveys and monitoring of mangrove ecosystems to assess impacts of sea level rise, severe storms, and oil spills. This includes evaluating extent, biodiversity, biomass (carbon), health, ecosystem services, and pressures affecting mangrove habitats.

Monitoring mangrove ecosystems for environmental changes

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Large-scale shoreline surveys and monitoring of mangrove ecosystems to assess impacts of sea level rise, severe storms, and oil spills. This includes evaluating extent, biodiversity, biomass (carbon), health, ecosystem services, and pressures affecting mangrove habitats.

Monitoring mangrove ecosystems for environmental changes

Monitoring

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Identifying causes, drivers, and severity of mangrove damage for effective mitigation and restoration. Assessing threats to adjoining mangrove areas and estimating recovery time for mangroves to return to a healthy state.

Forensic assessments of mangrove damage

Research

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Providing environmental managers and policymakers with expert advice on the presence and importance of mangroves in specific areas. Assessing risks to mangroves near operational works like dredging or reclamation and recommending monitoring systems to ensure construction activities proceed with appropriate warnings if necessary.

Expert advice on mangroves and tidal wetlands

Research

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Conducting floristic surveys for biogeographic, taxonomic, and productivity investigations of mangrove ecosystems. Offering specific advice on species identification from ad hoc collections and large field surveys, including naming unidentified plants. Surveys cover mangrove structure and biomass, carbon sequestration, permanent forest plots, rapid leaf removal census, water mouse presence, and investigations into phenology, wood growth rings, and eDNA.

Floristic surveys of mangrove ecosystems

Research

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Research

Chung CTY, Hope P, Hutley LB, Brown J, & Duke NC.

Mangroves

Future climate change will increase risk to mangrove health in Northern Australia.

Duke NC, Mackenzie JR, Canning,A, Hutley LB, Bourke AJ, Kovacs J, Cormier R, Staben G, Lymburner L, & Ai E.

Mangroves

ENSO-driven extreme oscillations in mean sea level destabilise critical shoreline mangroves – An emerging threat.

Clough B, Amir AA, Chong VC, Duke NC, Field CD, Kjerfve B, Lee SY, Sasekumar A, Wong SC, Yong JWH, & Gong WK.

Mangroves

OBITUARY Dr Ong Jin Eong (August 28, 1943 – August 5, 2021).

Gauthey A, Backes D, Balland J, Alam I, Maher DT, Cernusak LA, Duke NC, Medlyn BE, Tissue DT, & Choat B.

Mangroves

The role of hydraulic failure in a massive mangrove die-off event.

He Z, Feng X, Chen Q, et al.

Mangroves

Evolution of coastal forests based on a full set of mangrove genomes.

Rajan P, Duke NC, Mathew S, & Cherian E.

Mangroves

Bruguiera x rhynchopetala (Rhizophoraceae) newly reported in India, far west of south-east Asian, east Asian and western pacific regions.

Wang Z-Z, Guo Z-X, Zhong C-R, Lyu H-M, Li X-N, Duke NC, & Shi S-H.

Mangroves

Genomic variation patterns of subspecies defined by phenotypic criteria: Analyses of the mangrove species complex, Avicennia marina.

Canning A, & Duke N.

Mangroves

22/23 Monitoring mangrove threats across the Torres Straits using remote-sensing.

Reports and publications

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