Influence of Mangrove Biodiversity on Accumulation of Carbon and Resilience to Sea Level Rise: A Comparative Assessment Among Disturbed, Restored and Intact Mangrove Systems
Funding Institution: Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN-GCR)
Duration: June 2014 – December 2016
Faculty involved: Dr. Severino G. Salmo III
Other institutions involved: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia; National University of Singapore, Singapore; The University of Queensland, Australia; USDA Forest Service, USA; Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

The project seek to promote a common methodology across the region to attain a regional understanding of the relationship of vulnerability to sea level rise and carbon sequestration with mangrove diversity.  Our work will provide data, knowledge and tools that can be used for enhancing the design of mangrove restoration programs to become more resilient with the impacts of projected sea level rise and to enhance carbon sequestration. Results of our study will be used in making landscape models (e.g. sea level affects marshes model) that will enable the development of links between science and policy.