Seagrass Restoration

Paling, E.I., M. Fonseca, M.M. van Katwijk and M. van Keulen

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This chapter updates the progress that has been made over the last decade and reviews the current status of seagrass restoration and transplant research in those areas of the world where much activity has taken place: Europe, Australasia and the United States. Within each region, a brief background is provided on seagrass geographic distribution, community species composition, causal nature of seagrass decline and an overview of attempts to facilitate recovery via transplanting. The chapter concludes with an evaluation of the ecological and economic appropriateness of restoration as a tool for conserving seagrass.

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Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach