Resource Details

Monitoring of black mangrove restoration with nursery-reared seedlings on an arid coastal lagoon

Literature: Journal Articles Available at NO COST

Toledo, G., Rojas, A. and Bashan, Y. 2001, “Monitoring of black mangrove restoration with nursery-reared seedlings on an arid coastal lagoon”, Hydrobiologia, vol. 444, pp. 101-109.

Contact Info

bashan@cibnor.mx

Affiliations

  • Environmental Microbiology, The Center for Biological Research of the Northwest (CIB), P. O. Box 128, La Paz B.C.S., 23000, Mexico
  • The Bashan Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Art

Link(s)

Hydrobiologia

Selecting the link above redirects this page to the article on the journal website where the online material can be purchased or accessed if with subscription. For more information on access, see sidebar.

Also available at no cost http://bashanfoundation.org/toledo/toledopub.html

Species Info

  • Avicennia germinans
  • Laguncularia racemosa
  • Rhizophora mangle

Description

  • This paper describes a reforestation experiment with black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) in an arid mangrove forest of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
  • In arid mangrove systems, natural regeneration and small-scale reforestation are not adequate to restore mangrove forests, as they may be in the humid tropics.  Thus, alternative nursery techniques for arid mangroves must be developed.
  • The authors collected black mangrove propagules from the field and grew seedlings in a terrestrial nursery for 3 months.  Propagules were planted in plastic biodegradable bags in a sand and salt mixture, incubated indoors for 1 week, and then transferred to an outdoor nursery.  Survival rate in the nursery was 100%.
  • The seedlings were subsequently transplanted to a clear-cut black mangrove swamp in 5 plant clusters and were monitored every 6 months for 2 years.  Survival rate was 74% after 24 months.
  • Mangroves achieved maximum growth in two-plant clusters.
  • Natural regeneration in the experimental lagoon and in arid mangroves in general is very low, thus, planting of terrestrial nursery-reared mangroves provides a good option for restoration.  Direct planting and tidal zone nursery rearing have proved unsuccessful for arid mangrove systems.

Ecosystems

  • Mangrove
  • Country

  • Mexico
  • This database is a work in progress, and we need your input to keep it up to date. Feel free to contact ELTI at elti@yale.edu to provide information on your own work as well as other projects and literature currently missing from the database.

     

    ELTI is a joint initiative of:
    Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute