Zimmer, Martin, Jeske, Olga, Syrbe, Ralf-Uwe, Grunewald, Karsten, Ulpinnis, Chris, Neumann, Steffen, Reuter, Hauke, Overmann, Jörg and Helfer, Veronique (2019) Digging Into Sediments and Microbes for Nature Conservation: a Multi-disciplinary Approach to Mangrove Management, Sustainable Use and Spatial Conservation Planning. [Poster] In: MMM5. , 01.07.-05.07.2019, Singapore .

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The establishment of protected areas to preserve ecosystems services, while allowing for sustainable use by local communities, requires a sound knowledge of abiotic and biotic drivers of spatial species assemblages and how these translate into ecosystem processes that underlie services. Numerous ecosystem services of tropical mangrove forests, both for local communities and globally, depend on sediment processes that are mainly driven by the sediment microbiota. In a multi-disciplinary global study that covers species-rich and -poor mangrove forests along latitudinal gradients in the AEP and the IWP, we aim at unravelling how the floral and faunal communities, environmental conditions and human resource-use govern service-relevant microbial processes in mangrove ecosystems, and how related services spatially contribute to the benefit of users. The innovative combination of cutting-edge technologies and methods in biology, chemistry and socio-ecological sciences into a "conservation-omics" framework, will provide a sound basis for knowledge-driven spatial conservation planning not solely in mangroves, but also easily transferrable to other coastal ecosystems. Here we present first results on microbial and faunal sediment communities and sediment processes from a selected site. In a subsequent presentation (Syrbe et al.), we will shed light on stakeholder perspective towards our findings.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Research affiliation: Theoretical Ecology and Modelling > Spatial Ecology and Interactions
Ecology > Mangrove Ecology
Affiliations > Not ZMT
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 10:31
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 12:59
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/2781

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