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An analysis of mangrove forests along the Gambia River estuary

Robert Reece Twilley

An analysis of mangrove forests along the Gambia River estuary

implications for the management of estuarine resources

by Robert Reece Twilley

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Published by Great Lakes and Marine Waters Center, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mangrove plants,
  • Mangrove ecology,
  • Estuarine ecology

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert R. Twilley ; consultant report to the University of Michigan Gambia River Basin Studies River Resources Team
    SeriesInternational Programs report -- no.6
    ContributionsUniversity of Michigan. Great Lakes and Marine Waters Center
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 75 p. :
    Number of Pages75
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25525823M
    OCLC/WorldCa35257088

    Most mangrove forests occur in the Indo-Pacific and the Caribbean. Guam does not have a lot of mangrove forests, but it does have some. Most of the mangrove areas on Guam are located on the southwest half of the island. The largest areas of mangroves occur along the eastern shores of Apra Harbour in Sasa Bay, with smaller stands present in. restore the mangrove forests, Wetlands International started replanting projects in in two villages in The Gambia. The aim of this study was to evaluate these projects and to find the key factors that determine mangrove replanting success in The Gambia. With this.

    Mangrove forests in the northern estuaries of the east coast of South Africa (Fig. 1) have been influenced by both natural and anthropogenic disturbances. Cyclones, such as Cyclone Claude in and Domoina and Imboa in are infrequent, but their negative effects on the structure of the mangrove forests were well-. Ecological engineering for successful management and restoration mangrove forests worldwide exist largely in a raised and sloped platform above mean sea level, and inundated at approximately grove forests of the Volta River Estuary in Ghana due to two dams on the Volta River, and local timber har-.

    coarse materials settle out in the upper estuary where river current slows. white: does not tolerate flooding by seawater, found only along landward edge of mangrove forest. leaves have 2 visible salt glands. mangrove forests have been cleared to provide space for urban development. On Mauritius mangrove forests occur along the eastern shore, in the regions of Poste la Fayette, Roches Noires, Trou d’Eau Douce, Poste de Flacq, Vieux Grand Port, Black River and also along the shores of a number of other small islands, Ile aux Cerfs and Ile D'Ambre. Mangrove forests are composed of Rhizophora mucronata and Bruguiera.


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