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Environmental Evidence

, 2:20

First Online: 28 October 2013Received: 19 June 2013Accepted: 17 September 2013

Abstract

BackgroundMangrove forest restoration and rehabilitation programs are increasingly undertaken to re-establish ecosystem services in the context of community-based biodiversity conservation. Restoration is returning a habitat to the most natural condition, whereas rehabilitation often focuses on optimising ecosystem services alongside biodiversity. With many different restoration and rehabilitation objectives and techniques existing, it is difficult to assess the general effectiveness of restoration and rehabilitation on biodiversity and ecosystem services. This systematic review protocol presents a methodology that will be used to assess the impacts of mangrove forest restoration and rehabilitation on biodiversity and provisioning ecosystem services in a global context.

MethodsThis review will assess studies that have undertaken biodiversity surveys of restored and rehabilitated mangrove forests by comparing them against suitable mature reference mangrove forests within the same region, or surveys prior to degradation of the forest. This review will investigate how the age and initial tree diversity of a restoration or rehabilitation activities determine the effectiveness of these initiatives. Taxa of commercial value to local communities will be assessed to identify whether rehabilitation for optimal ecosystem service provision is likely to conflict with the full restoration of mangrove forests.

KeywordsMangroves Tropical forest Restoration Rehabilitation Biodiversity Ecosystem services Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-2047-2382-2-20 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Dominic A Andradi-Brown - Caroline Howe - Georgina M Mace - Andrew T Knight

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/



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