Establishing mollusk colonization and assemblage patterns in planted mangrove stands of different ages in Lingayen Gulf, Philippines

Salmo III, Severino. G and Duke, Norman. C (2010) Establishing mollusk colonization and assemblage patterns in planted mangrove stands of different ages in Lingayen Gulf, Philippines. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 18 6: 745-754. doi:10.1007/s11273-010-9189-8


Author Salmo III, Severino. G
Duke, Norman. C
Title Establishing mollusk colonization and assemblage patterns in planted mangrove stands of different ages in Lingayen Gulf, Philippines
Journal name Wetlands Ecology and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0923-4861
1572-9834
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11273-010-9189-8
Volume 18
Issue 6
Start page 745
End page 754
Total pages 10
Editor Johan F. Gottgens
Charles S. Hopkinson Jr.
Eric Wolanski
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject C1
960506 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
960502 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Formatted abstract
We investigated the assemblage patterns and species composition of infaunal mollusks in different ages of planted mangroves (6-, 8-, 10-, 11- and 18-year old) in Lingayen Gulf, northwestern Philippines. The study aimed to determine if the mollusk assemblage was associated with the developing forest and if such patterns could provide evidence for restoration of habitat functionality. A total of 11 mollusk species were recorded. Only two species, Cerithidea cingulata (Gmelin, 1791) and Nerita polita (Linnaeus, 1758), consistently appeared in all stands where the former had increased biomass in maturing stands and the latter peaked in intermediate age stands. Vegetation structure and biomass, and sediment characteristics changed as plantations matured. Likewise, mollusk assemblages (based on species composition and biomass) significantly varied among different age stands. Such changes in assemblage patterns were correlated with vegetation and sediment characteristics. The groupings of mollusks species in the different stands can be categorized into: decreasing (species that have initially high biomass but disappeared in older stands); no detectable change (species that did not show any change in biomass); peaking (species that initially had low biomass, peaked at intermediate stands, and then diminished in mature stands; and, increasing (species that have increasing biomass with maturing stands). In summary, this study affirmed: (1) rehabilitated mangroves with increased forest structure and biomass can be effective in facilitating infaunal colonization; and (2) mollusk assemblage patterns changed as stands grow older.
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Keyword Mangroves
Rehabilitation
Planting
Habitat function
Trajectory
Mollusks
Gazi Bay
Forests
Restoration
Management
Macrofauna
Fauna
Rehabilitation
Conservation
Ecosystems
Allometry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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