How effective were mangroves as a defence against the recent tsunami?

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Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Jayatissa, L.P.; Di Nitto, D.; Bosire, J.O.; Lo Seen, D.; Koedam, N.;
(2005)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Current Biology,volume 15,issue 12,pagesR443-R447 (issn: 0960-9822)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2005.06.008, doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2005.07.025
  • Subject: http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6566 | Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all) | Écosystème | Protection de l'environnement | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6524 | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2482 | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_24904 | Mangrove | Gestion des ressources | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34821 | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_92355 | tsunami | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15898 | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3828 | K70 - Dégâts causés aux forêts et leur protection | Population humaine | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4577 | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_666 | T01 - Pollution | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7345 | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_24420 | Dégradation de l'environnement | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3683 | forêt tropicale | Rhizophora | Lagune littorale | Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all) | F40 - Ecologie végétale | Impact sur l'environnement | http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1697

Whether or not mangroves function as buffers against tsunamis is the subject of in-depth research, the importance of which has been neglected or underestimated before the recent killer tsunami struck. Our preliminary post-tsunami surveys of Sri Lankan mangrove sites wit... View more
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