Mangroves and Sediment Dynamics Along the Coasts of Southern by U. Thampanya

By U. Thampanya

Mangroves inhabit tropical coastlines and are fairly considerable alongside deltas and bays the place rivers convey freshwater and sediment to the ocean. This habitat witnesses nice variability in sedimentation and erosion premiums, partially ruled via edition in hydrodynamics of rivers in addition to the ocean. Sedimentation and hydrodynamics have an excellent impression on coastal and mangroves dynamics. Sediment accretion creates new dust apartments for colonization when publicity to waves and currents may well strongly prevent colonization and advertise coastal erosion. In sheltered coastal bays, mangroves have been in a position to colonize newly-formed mudflats. Abrupt excessive sedimentation ended in huge mortality in Avicennia however it had much less effect on survival and development of Rhizophora and Sonneratia. Water turbulence had nice effect on Rhizophora seedling development and survival. by contrast, Avicennia and Sonneratia have been capable of continue to exist and develop good in uncovered stipulations. The integrating versions confirmed that water turbulence and seedling herbivory had the most powerful affects on mangrove colonization good fortune.

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Marina S. 92) 16 12 height (m) n intercept (SE) (a) R. apiculata r2 slope (SE) (c) Rhizophora sp. mucro nata Samut So ngkram 0 16 (b) R. apiculata 0 16 (d) Rhizophora sp. 1. Left: Linear regression of three sites of R. apiculata (a) height-age, (b) DBH-age; Right: combined R. apiculata versus R. mucronata (c) height-age, (d) DBH-age. Copyright © 2006 Taylor and Francis Publishers 20 Diameter and height-age relationships for common SE Asian mangrove taxa 16 20 (a) Avicennia sp. caseolaris (d) 16 12 height (m) 47 12 8 8 4 alba o fficinalis marina 0 16 4 0 32 (b) Avicennia sp.

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