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This dataset shows the modelled global patterns of above-ground biomass of mangrove forests. The dataset was developed by the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, with support from The Nature Conservancy. The work is based on a review of 95 field studies on carbon storage and fluxes in mangroves world-wide. A climate-based model for potential mangrove above-ground biomass was developed, with almost four times the explanatory power of the only previous published model. The map highlights the high variability in mangrove above-ground biomass and indicates areas that could be prioritised for mangrove conservation and restoration.
Hutchison J, Manica A, Swetnam R, Balmford A, Spalding M (2014) Predicting global patterns in mangrove forest biomass. Conservation Letters 7(3): 233–240. doi: 10.1111/conl.12060; http://data.unep-wcmc.org/datasets/39
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Data and Resource
|Publisher||Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme|
|Modified||11 February 2022|
|Release Date||21 July 2021|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||Worldwide|
|Contact Name||Mark Spalding|
|POD Theme||Biodiversity, Coastal and Marine|