Environmental drivers in mangrove establishment and early development: A review

Krauss, K.W., Lovelock, C.E., McKee, K.L., Lopez-Hoffman, L., Ewe, S.M.L. and Sousa, W.P. (2008) Environmental drivers in mangrove establishment and early development: A review. Aquatic Botany, 89 2: 105-127. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2007.12.014

Author Krauss, K.W.
Lovelock, C.E.
McKee, K.L.
Lopez-Hoffman, L.
Ewe, S.M.L.
Sousa, W.P.
Title Environmental drivers in mangrove establishment and early development: A review
Journal name Aquatic Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-3770
Publication date 2008-08-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.aquabot.2007.12.014
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 89
Issue 2
Start page 105
End page 127
Total pages 23
Editor Bowes, G.
Vermaat, J.
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elseveir BV
Language eng
Subject C1
960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Abstract Mangroves have a global distribution within coastal tropical and subtropical climates, and have even expanded to some temperate locales. Where they do Occur, mangroves provide a plethora of goods and services, ranging from coastal protection from storms and erosion to direct income for human societies. The mangrove literature has become rather voluminous, prompting many subdisciplines within a field that earlier in the 20th century received little focus. Much of this research has become diffuse by sheer numbers, requidring detailed syntheses to make research results widely available to resource managers. In this review, we take all inclusive approach in focusing on eco-physiological and growth constraints to the establishment and early development of mangrove seedlings in the intertidal zone. This is a critical life stage for mangroves, i.e., the period between dispersal and recruitment to the sapling stage. We begin with some of the research that has set the precedent for seedling-level eco-physiological research in mangroves, and then we focus oil recent advances (circa. 1995 to present) in our understanding of temperature, carbon dioxide, salinity, light, nutrient, flooding, and specific biotic influences on seedling survival and growth. As Such, we take a new approach in describing seedling response to global factors (e.g., temperature) along with site-specific factors (e.g., salinity). All variables will strongly influence the future of seedling dynamics in ways perhaps not yet documented in mature forests. Furthermore, understanding how different mangrove species call respond to global factors and regional influences is useful for diagnosing observed mortality within mangrove wetlands, managed or natural. This review provides an updated eco-physiological knowledge base for future research and reforestation activity, and for understanding important links among climate change, local physico-chemical condition, and establishment and early growth of mangrove seedlings. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Plant Sciences
Marine & Freshwater Biology
Plant Sciences
Marine & Freshwater Biology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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