Mangrove restoration: Do we know enough?

Ellison, A.M.

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Mangrove restoration projects have been attempted, with mixed results, throughout the world. In this paper, I first examine goals of existing mangrove restoration projects and determine whether these goals are clear and adequate, and whether or not they account for the full range of biological diversity and ecological processes of mangrove ecosystems. Second, I briefly assess whether existing ecological data are sufficient to undergird successful restoration of mangal and define criteria for determining whether or not a mangrove ecosystem has been restored successfully. Finally, I suggest ways to improve mangrove restoration projects and identify key research needs required to support these efforts.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Restoration Ecology