Mangrove sedimentation and response to relative sea-level rise

Woodroffe, C. D., Rogers, K., McKee, K. L., Lovelock, C. E., Mendelssohn, I. A. and Saintilan, N. (2016) Mangrove sedimentation and response to relative sea-level rise. Annual Review of Marine Science, 8 243-266. doi:10.1146/annurev-marine-122414-034025

Author Woodroffe, C. D.
Rogers, K.
McKee, K. L.
Lovelock, C. E.
Mendelssohn, I. A.
Saintilan, N.
Title Mangrove sedimentation and response to relative sea-level rise
Journal name Annual Review of Marine Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1941-0611
ISBN 978-0-8243-4508-2
Publication date 2016-01-03
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1146/annurev-marine-122414-034025
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 8
Start page 243
End page 266
Total pages 24
Editor Carlson, CA
Giovannoni, SJ
Place of publication Palo Alto, CA United States
Publisher Annual Reviews
Language eng
Subject 1910 Oceanography
Abstract Mangroves occur on upper intertidal shorelines in the tropics and subtropics. Complex hydrodynamic and salinity conditions, related primarily to elevation and hydroperiod, influence mangrove distributions; this review considers how these distributions change over time. Accumulation rates of allochthonous and autochthonous sediment, both inorganic and organic, vary between and within different settings. Abundant terrigenous sediment can form dynamic mudbanks, and tides redistribute sediment, contrasting with mangrove peat in sediment-starved carbonate settings. Sediments underlying mangroves sequester carbon but also contain paleoenvironmental records of adjustments to past sea-level changes. Radiometric dating indicates long-term sedimentation, whereas measurements made using surface elevation tables and marker horizons provide shorter perspectives, indicating shallow subsurface processes of root growth and substrate autocompaction. Many tropical deltas also experience deep subsidence, which augments relative sea-level rise. The persistence of mangroves implies an ability to cope with moderately high rates of relative sea-level rise. However, many human pressures threaten mangroves, resulting in a continuing decline in their extent throughout the tropics.
Keyword Carbon sequestration
Mangrove ecosystems
Sea-level rise
Sediment accumulation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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