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Predicting Future Mangrove Forest Migration in the Everglades Under Rising Sea Level

Fact Sheet 030-03

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Abstract

Mangroves are highly productive ecosystems that provide valued habitat for fish and shorebirds. Mangrove forests are universally composed of relatively few tree species and a single overstory strata. Three species of true mangroves are common to intertidal zones of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Coast, namely, black mangrove (Avicennia germinans), white mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa), and red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle). Mangrove forests occupy intertidal settings of the coastal margin of the Everglades along the southwest tip of the Florida peninsula (fig. 1).

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Predicting Future Mangrove Forest Migration in the Everglades Under Rising Sea Level
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
030-03
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2003
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
National Wetlands Research Center
Description:
2 p.