Helfer, Veronique ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5923-5291 and Zimmer, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1549-8871 (2018) High-troughput techniques as support for knowledge-based spatial conservation prioritization in mangrove ecosystems. In: Threats to Mangrove Forests. , ed. by Makowski, C and Fimkl, C W. Coastal Research Library, 25 . Springer, Cham, pp. 539-554. ISBN 978-3-319-73016-5 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73016-5_24.

Full text not available from this repository.


The conservation of functioning ecosystems worldwide is warranted by the need for reliable and sustainable provision of ecosystem services locally, regionally and globally. Mangroves provide numerous ecosystem services both to local human communities, e.g., coastal protection or food security, and to mankind worldwide, e.g., climate change-mitigation. Nonetheless they still lack protection in many places of occurrence. Here we base spatial prioritization and planning of mangrove conservation on functional biodiversity and service-relevant ecosystem processes, being studied through cutting-edge genetic and chemical analyses of sediments to unravel the links between biodiversity, biotic interactions, ecosystem processes and ecosystem services. We nonetheless recommend multidisciplinary approaches when planning protected area networks for the sustainable use and provision of ecosystem services and pledge for (i) considering and prioritizing societal, biological and economic values of mangroves, (ii) integrating adjacent ecosystems to maintain connectivity, and (iii) taking into account the spatial and temporal dynamics of mangrove ecosystems and their community composition under global change, i.e. changes in the spatial distribution of species and services over time. Beyond the example of mangroves and the turnover of organic matter in mangrove sediments described herein, our approach to spatial conservation prioritization and planning is applicable to any other ecosystems and their services.

Document Type: Book chapter
Programme Area: UNSPECIFIED
Research affiliation: Ecology > Mangrove Ecology
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73016-5_24
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2019 14:01
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 12:59
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/2222

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item