Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mangroves Help Protect Against Sea Level Rise

Tidal channel network and mangroves in the Rangaunu Harbour, North Island, New Zealand. (Photo Credit: Department of Conservation, NZ) Click to Enlarge.
Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research.  Scientists did leading-edge mathematical simulations to study how mangrove forests respond to elevated sea levels. Taking New Zealand mangrove data as the basis of a new modelling system, the team was able to predict what will happen to different types of estuaries and river deltas when sea levels rise.

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