Dynamic Sedimentary Environments of Mangrove Coasts

Dynamic Sedimentary Environments of Mangrove Coasts

1st Edition - December 5, 2020

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  • Editors: Friess Daniel, Frida Sidik
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175101
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164372

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Dynamic Sedimentary Environments of Mangrove Coasts provides knowledge on the importance of sedimentary dynamics in managing mangrove forests. In the first part of the book, the editors seamlessly offer a general introduction of mangrove sedimentary dynamics. This leads into more in-depth information on soil surface elevation change, sea level rise, and the importance of sedimentary dynamics in the loss or gain of blue carbon. The book concludes the discussion of mangrove sedimentary dynamics by addressing the issues of climate change (e.g. sea level rise and blue carbon) on mangrove restoration and sediment.This book will assist coastal managers and academics in addressing the gaps in mangrove restoration and coastal management. As such, it will be a valuable reference for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, academics in the field of coastal restoration, and coastal management practitioners.

Key Features

  • Provides a state-of-the-art summary of research into sedimentary dynamics in mangrove forests
  • Includes updates on issues of climate change-relevant to mangroves, such as blue carbon and sea level rise
  • Presents scientific background and successful case studies for mangrove restoration that can solve problems relating to mangrove management


Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, academics and coastal management practitioners. Decision makers including NGOs, Development Partners and general reading public with limited natural resource background as it is designed with case studies and current issues

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    Frida Sidik & Daniel A. Friess

    Part 1. Biogeomorphological processes
    1. Biogeomorphic evolution and expansion of mangrove forests in New Zealand’s sediment-rich estuarine systems
    Andrew Swales, Mark Pritchard & Graham B. McBride
    2. Mangroves: a natural early warning system of erosion of open muddy coasts in French Guiana
    Christophe Proisy, Romain Wackler, Elodie Blanchard, Antoine Gardel & Edward. J. Anthony
    3. Groundwater research in mangrove coastal ecosystems - new prospects
    Paul A. Macklin, Judith Rosentreter, Virni B. Arifanti & I Gusti Ngurah Agung Suryaputra
    4. Flow and sediment dynamics around structures in mangrove ecosystems - a modelling perspective
    Marine Le Minor, Martin Zimmer, Véronique Helfer, Lucy G. Gillis & Katrin Huhn
    5. Morphological plasticity and survival thresholds of mangrove plants growing in active sedimentary environments
    Alejandra G. Vovides, Uta Berger & Thorsten Balke
    6. Microbial communities in mangrove sediments
    Véronique Helfer & Christiane Hassenrück

    Part 2. Long-term sedimentary processes and sea-level rise
    7. The history of surface-elevation paradigms in mangrove biogeomorphology
    Daniel A. Friess & Karen McKee
    8. Radiocarbon dating of mangrove sediments
    Juliet Sefton, Sarah Woodroffe & Philippa Ascough
    9. Australian mangroves through the Holocene: interactions between sea-level, mangrove extent and carbon sequestration
    Neil Saintilan, Jeff Kelleway & Kerrylee Rogers
    10. Responses of mangrove ecosystems to sea level change
    Raymond D. Ward & Luiz Drude de Lacerda
    11. Does geomorphology determine vulnerability of mangrove coasts to sea-level rise?
    Karen L. McKee, Ken W. Krauss & Donald R. Cahoon

    Part 3. Blue Carbon
    12. Environmental drivers of blue carbon burial and soil carbon stocks in mangrove forests
    Richard Mackenzie, Sahadev Sharma & Andre Rovai
    13. Gaps and opportunities in mangrove blue carbon research: a biogeographic perspective
    Andre S. Rovai & Robert R. Twilley
    14. State of biogeochemical blue carbon in South Asian mangroves
    Raghab Ray, Sahadev Sharma & Tapan Kumar Jana
    15. Quantity and quality of organic matter in mangrove sediments
    Martin Zimmer & Véronique Helfer
    16. Relevance of allochthonous input from an agriculture-dominated hinterland for 'blue carbon' storage in mangrove sediments in Java, Indonesia
    Tim C. Jennerjahn
    17. Potential carbon loss in sediment through methane production during early development stage of mangrove regeneration in restored mangroves
    Yaya I. Ulumuddin, Sara Beavis, Michael Roderick, Stephen Eggins, Irawan Sugoro & Sukristijono Sukardjo
    18. Blue carbon storage comparing mangroves with salt marsh and seagrass habitats at a warm temperate continental limit
    Sinegugu P. Banda, Janine B. Adams, Anusha Rajkaran, Jaime-Leigh Johnson & Jacqueline Raw
    19. Mangrove carbon sequestration and sediment deposition changes under cordgrass invasion
    Luzhen Chen, Yining Chen, Yihui Zhang & Hongyu Feng

    Part 4. Mangrove management and restoration
    20. A framework for the quantitative assessment of mangrove resilience
    Wei Jian Ong & Joanna C. Ellison
    21. Assessment of typhoon impacts and post-typhoon recovery in Philippine mangroves: Lessons and challenges for adaptive management
    Severino G. Salmo III
    22. Managing sediment dynamics through reintroduction of tidal flow for mangrove restoration in abandoned aquaculture ponds
    Frida Sidik, Denny W. Kusuma, Bayu Priyono, Christophe Proisy & Catherine E. Lovelock
    23. Impacts of forestry on mangrove sediment dynamics
    Mériadec Sillanpää, Massimo Lupascu, Sigit Sasmito, Susie Vulpas, Rui Xiang Teo & Sartji Taberima  

    Daniel A. Friess & Frida Sidik

Product details

  • No. of pages: 650
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: December 5, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175101
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164372

About the Editors

Friess Daniel

Daniel Friess is an Associate Professor of mangrove geography at the National University of Singapore and Principal Investigator of the NUS Mangrove Lab (www.themangrovelab.com). His research group focuses on the ecosystem services of mangroves, mangrove response to threats such as sea level rise, and mangrove conservation and restoration. Daniel received his BSc from Imperial College London and his PhD from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Mangrove Geography, National University of Singapore and Principal Investigator, NUS Mangrove Lab

Frida Sidik

Frida Sidik is a Senior Researcher of mangrove ecology at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and was the Fellow of the ASEAN-US Science and Technology Fellowship Program for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. She develops the ‘open air’ mangrove lab at the Institute for Marine Research and Observation in Bali to support science-based policy in mangrove restoration, biodiversity and climate change, including issues on sea level rise and blue carbon. Frida received her BSc from the University of Sydney, Australia, MSc from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, and PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

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