Restoration of mangrove forest

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Mangrove forests occur worldwide along tropical coasts in inundated soils where primary production and anaerobic conditions contribute to the building of soil organic matter (Also see Mangroves Hot-spot, Volume 2). Note that peat may accumulate in certain coastal mangrove (Middleton and McKee, 2001). The actual amount of soil organic matter stored in these wetlands depends on the balance between primary production and decomposition processes (Middleton and McKee, 2001; Kolka et al., 2018; Middleton, 2020). The restoration of mangroves can increase carbon stocks both in soil and aboveground biomass (Wickland et al., 2013; Chimner et al., 2017; Friess et al., 2019). While tropical inland peatland forests may have higher carbon sequestration rates than mangrove swamps, methane (CH4) emissions are generally lower in mangrove swamp, so that these wetlands have greater carbon sequestration potential (Kolka et al., 2018; Al-Haj and Fulweiler, 2020). Mangroves and forested boreal and temperate peatlands tend to store more carbon than non-forested peatlands (Kolka et al., 2018).
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Restoration of mangrove forest
Chapter 14
DOI 10.4060/cb6606en
Volume 5
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Organization Series
Larger Work Title Recarbonizing global soils – A technical manual of recommended management practices
First page 190
Last page 198
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