Special Issue "Advances in Mangrove Ecology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2023 | Viewed by 9568
Interests: tropical coastal ecosystems; mangrove ecology; ecosystem processes; ecosystem services; decomposition and element fluxes; interspecific interactions; sediment dyanmics; community composition; species distribution; knowledge-based conservation and restoration
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Interests: mangrove ecosystems; species distribution modelling; eDNA/aDNA biomonitoring; landscape genetics/genomics; environmental metabolomics; mangrove microbiome; spatial conservation planning
Interests: marine biodiversity; population genomics; global change biology; coastal ecology; biogeography; marine invertebrate zoology
The attention that both scientists and the public (and alongside politicians) are paying to mangroves and their fate has increased rapidly in recent years. In parallel, research on mangroves has changed from purely descriptive floristics and faunistics some decades ago to more mechanistic and experimental approaches. These changes in research activities tremendously enhanced our knowledge and understanding of mangrove ecosystems and processes at different scales, from local to global. It seems about time to pause for a moment and recapitulate what we have disovered thus far, what we have learned recently—but also what we still do not understand and what we want to achieve. This Special Issue on Advances in Mangrove Ecology aims to gather together the most up-to-date knowledge on mangrove ecology from this year. We invite colleagues from all over the world to submit their research on all aspects of mangrove ecology, including studies on all kinds of organisms (flora, fauna, microbiota) and compartments (e.g., sediment, porewater) in mangroves, encompassing all spatial and organisational levels (individuum, population, community, ecosystem and beyond). We preferrentially welcome experimental or manipulative studies, but will also consider hypothesis-driven observational studies, as well as theoretical/literature compilations and metaanalyses, ideally covering larger areas or longer time spans. We expect all contributions to advance our overall understanding of mangrove ecosystems.
Prof. Dr. Martin Zimme
Dr. Véronique Helfer
Dr. Jonas C. Geburzi
Dr. Daniel Arturo Saavedra Hortua
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- mangrove ecology
- mangrove fauna
- mangrove flora
- mangrove microbiota
- ecosystem dynamics and processes
- biotic interactions
- sediment dynamics and processes
- ecosystem connectivity
- species distribution
- functional traits
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Title: Challenges and Strategies for Sustainable Mangrove Management in Indonesia: a Review
Authors: Virni Budi Arifanti 1*, Frida Sidik 2, Budi Mulyanto 3, Arida Susilowati 4, Tien Wahyuni 5, Subarno 6, Yulianti 7, Naning Yuniarti 7, Aam Aminah 7, Eliya Suita 7, Endang Karlina 8, Sri Suharti 8, Prat
Affiliation: 1.Center for Research and Development of Social, Economy, Policy and Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, Jl. Gunung Batu No. 5, Bogor 16118, West Java, Indonesia 2. Institute for Marine Research & Observation, Ministry of Marine Affairs & Fisheries, Jalan Baru Perancak, Jembrana, Bali 82251, Indonesia 3. Faculty of Agriculture, IPB University, Jl. Raya Darmaga Km. 8, Bogor 16680, Indonesia 4. Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Jl. Tridharma Ujung No. 1, Medan 20155, Indonesia 5. Research and Development Centre for Dipterocarps Forest Ecosystem; Jl. A. Wahab Syahranie No.68, Sempaja Sel., Kec. Samarinda Utara, Kota Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur 75119 6. Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara, Graha Iskandarsyah Floor 3. Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya No.66 C. Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, Indonesia 7. Forest Tree Seed Technology Research and Development Centre, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, Jl. Pakuan Ciheuleut PO BOX 105, Bogor, 16001 West Java, Indonesia 8. Forest Research and Development Center, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Jl. Gunung Batu No. 5, Bogor 16610, Indonesia
Abstract: Mangrove is an important ecosystem that provides valuable social, economic and environmental services. Indonesia has put mangroves on its national priority agenda as an important effort to sustainably manage this ecosystem and achieve national climate commitments. However, mangrove management is faced with complex challenges encompassing social, ecology and economic issues. In order to achieve Government’s commitments and targets in mangrove restoration and conservation, an in-depth study and critical review on mangrove management in Indonesia has been conducted. This work aims to provide a comprehensive analysis on the challenges and strategic recommendations for a sustainable mangrove management in Indonesia. Filling the gaps between existing policies and implementations in the field are crucial for an effective mangrove management and to support national blue carbon agenda.