Colonization and shift of mollusc assemblages as a restoration indicator in planted mangroves in the Philippines

Salmo, Severino G., Tibbetts, Ian and Duke, Norman C. (2016) Colonization and shift of mollusc assemblages as a restoration indicator in planted mangroves in the Philippines. Biodiversity and Conservation, 1-17. doi:10.1007/s10531-016-1276-6


Author Salmo, Severino G.
Tibbetts, Ian
Duke, Norman C.
Title Colonization and shift of mollusc assemblages as a restoration indicator in planted mangroves in the Philippines
Journal name Biodiversity and Conservation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1572-9710
0960-3115
Publication date 2016-12-10
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1276-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We compared the mollusc assemblages of planted mono-specific Rhizophora mangroves of known different ages. As forest age increased, there was a shift in species composition, abundance and biomass of mollusc assemblages for all faunal types (infauna, epifauna and arboreal fauna). This shift was correlated with the changes in vegetation (increasing forest cover and above-ground biomass) and sediment characteristics (increasing organic matter and decreasing sand content). Some species dominate in young plantations (<10 years old; Pirenella cingulata) and in intermediate plantations (10–15 years old; Nerita polita), while other species only occur in mature plantations and natural mangrove stands (>15 years; Terebralia sulcata, Nerita planospira). The two former groups of species are mostly species of infaunal and epifaunal habitats, while the latter group is mainly composed of arboreal species. The shift in mollusc species composition and dominance may serve as a useful indicator of restoration patterns in planted mangroves.
Keyword Mangrove
Mangrove plantation
Mollusc
Philippines
Restoration indicator
Sediment
Vegetation
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Institutional Status UQ

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