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Conceptual framework for mangrove restoration in the Yucatán Peninsula

Literature: Journal Articles

Zaldívar-Jiménez, M.A., Herrera-Silveira, J.A., Teutli-Hernández, C., Comín, F.A., Andrade, J.L., Molina, C.C. & Ceballos, R.P. 2010, "Conceptual framework for mangrove restoration in the Yucatán Peninsula", Ecological Restoration, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 333-342.

Contact Info

Corresponding Author: M. A. Zalidvar-Jimenez, arturozj@gmail.com

Affiliations

  • CINVESTAV-IPN Unidad Mérida, Mexico Marine Ecosystem Mangrove Restoration program, Km 6 Ant. Carr. a Progreso, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
  • CINVESTAV-IPN Unidad Mérida, Yucatán Mangrove Research and Management Program, Km 6 Ant. Carr. a Progreso, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
  • CINVESTAV-IPN Unidad Mérida, Km 6 Ant. Carr. a Progreso, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
  • Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología-Csic, Avda Montañana 1005, 50192 Zaragoza, Spain
  • Department in Plant Physiology, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
  • South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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Ecological Restoration

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Description

  • This article provides a framework for the rehabilitation of degraded mangroves in the Yucatan peninsula.
  • The framework includes steps for identifying the site for restoration and objectives: whether functions, processes, structures, or other environmental factors.
  • The authors recommend that the project managers engage in "forensic ecology" where they investigate the causes, speed, and conditions related to the degradation of mangroves at the site.
  • In areas where salinity and water temperature has been compromised and freshwater inputs are weak, digging new springs may be necessary to direct fresh water toward the restoration sites.
  • The authors assert that unlike many projects, by following this framework one can have more success by being able to understand the response of mangroves to the impacts and actions of ecological restoration.

Ecosystems

  • Mangrove
  • Country

  • Mexico
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