Title: “Too late to save Southeast Asia's threatened mangroves?”
Abstract for the presentation:
Southeast Asia's mangroves - and the important ecosystem services they provide to millions of people - are under severe threat from a myriad of pressures, ranging from the physical (wave erosion, sea level rise) to the human (reduced sediment input, land cover change). Taking examples from recent research in the Mangrove Lab at NUS, this presentation discusses the biophysical and human threats to mangroves, and ponders the biophysical and human challenges in ensuring their conservation and restoration. Case studies will be taken from our work across Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar. These examples highlight huge threats to the mangrove ecosystem, but may also suggest great promise for their future survival. For more info check out www.themangrovelab.com.