Decadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/584005
Title:
Decadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves
Authors:
Almahasheer, Hanan ( 0000-0002-7696-7707 ) ; Aljowair, Abdulaziz; Duarte, Carlos M. ( 0000-0002-1213-1361 ) ; Irigoien, Xabier ( 0000-0002-5411-6741 )
Abstract:
Across the Earth, mangroves play an important role in coastal protection, both as nurseries and carbon sinks. However, due to various human and environmental impacts, the coverage of mangroves is declining on a global scale. The Red Sea is in the northern-most area of the distribution range of mangroves. Little is known about the surface covered by mangroves at this northern limit or about the changes experienced by Red Sea mangroves. We sought to study changes in the coverage of Red Sea mangroves by using multi-temporal Landsat data (1972, 2000 and 2013). Interestingly, our results show that there has been no decline in mangrove stands in the Red Sea but rather a slight increase. The area covered by mangroves is about 69 Km2 along the African shore and 51 Km2 along the Arabian Peninsula shore. From 1972 to 2013, the area covered by mangroves increased by about 0.29% y-1. We conclude that the trend exhibited by Red Sea mangroves departs from the general global decline of mangroves. Along the Red Sea, mangroves expanded by 12% over the 41 years from 1972 to 2013. Losses to Red Sea mangroves, mostly due to coastal development, have been compensated by afforestation projects.
Is Referenced By:
Almahasheer, H., Aljowair, A., Duarte, C. M., & Irigoien, X. (2015). Mangrove cover in the Red Sea in 2000 [Data set]. PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1594/pangaea.855893; DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855893; HANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624154; Almahasheer, H., Aljowair, A., Duarte, C. M., & Irigoien, X. (2015). Mangrove cover in the Red Sea in 1972 [Data set]. PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1594/pangaea.855894; DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855894; HANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624155; Almahasheer, H., Aljowair, A., Duarte, C. M., & Irigoien, X. (2015). Mangrove cover in the Red Sea in 2013 [Data set]. PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1594/pangaea.855895; DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855895; HANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624156
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Decadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves 2015 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Issue Date:
15-Dec-2015
DOI:
10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.027
Type:
Article
ISSN:
02727714
Is Supplemented By:
Almahasheer, H., Aljowair, A., Duarte, C. M., & Irigoien, X. (2015). Mangrove cover in the Red Sea (1972-2013), supplement to: Almahasheer, Hanan; Aljowair, Abdulaziz; Duarte, Carlos M; Irigoien, Xabier (2016): Decadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 169, 164-172. PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1594/pangaea.855896; DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855896; HANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624121
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272771415301499
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

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dc.contributor.authorAlmahasheer, Hananen
dc.contributor.authorAljowair, Abdulazizen
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-16T13:05:11Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-16T13:05:11Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12-15en
dc.identifier.citationDecadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves 2015 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Scienceen
dc.identifier.issn02727714en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.027en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/584005en
dc.description.abstractAcross the Earth, mangroves play an important role in coastal protection, both as nurseries and carbon sinks. However, due to various human and environmental impacts, the coverage of mangroves is declining on a global scale. The Red Sea is in the northern-most area of the distribution range of mangroves. Little is known about the surface covered by mangroves at this northern limit or about the changes experienced by Red Sea mangroves. We sought to study changes in the coverage of Red Sea mangroves by using multi-temporal Landsat data (1972, 2000 and 2013). Interestingly, our results show that there has been no decline in mangrove stands in the Red Sea but rather a slight increase. The area covered by mangroves is about 69 Km2 along the African shore and 51 Km2 along the Arabian Peninsula shore. From 1972 to 2013, the area covered by mangroves increased by about 0.29% y-1. We conclude that the trend exhibited by Red Sea mangroves departs from the general global decline of mangroves. Along the Red Sea, mangroves expanded by 12% over the 41 years from 1972 to 2013. Losses to Red Sea mangroves, mostly due to coastal development, have been compensated by afforestation projects.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyAlmahasheer, H., Aljowair, A., Duarte, C. M., & Irigoien, X. (2015). Mangrove cover in the Red Sea in 2000 [Data set]. PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1594/pangaea.855893en
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dc.relation.isreferencedbyAlmahasheer, H., Aljowair, A., Duarte, C. M., & Irigoien, X. (2015). Mangrove cover in the Red Sea in 1972 [Data set]. PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1594/pangaea.855894en
dc.relation.isreferencedbyDOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855894en
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dc.relation.isreferencedbyAlmahasheer, H., Aljowair, A., Duarte, C. M., & Irigoien, X. (2015). Mangrove cover in the Red Sea in 2013 [Data set]. PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1594/pangaea.855895en
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dc.relation.isreferencedbyHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624156en
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272771415301499en
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 15 December 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.027en
dc.subjectRemote sensingen
dc.subjectGISen
dc.subjectMappingen
dc.subjectSatelliteen
dc.subjectLandsaten
dc.subjectNDVI and Distributionen
dc.titleDecadal Stability of Red Sea Mangrovesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Scienceen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionBiology Department, University of Dammam (UOD), Dammam 31441-1982, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSpace Research Institute, King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh 11442-6086, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorAlmahasheer, Hananen
kaust.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
kaust.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
dc.relation.isSupplementedByAlmahasheer, H., Aljowair, A., Duarte, C. M., & Irigoien, X. (2015). Mangrove cover in the Red Sea (1972-2013), supplement to: Almahasheer, Hanan; Aljowair, Abdulaziz; Duarte, Carlos M; Irigoien, Xabier (2016): Decadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 169, 164-172. PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1594/pangaea.855896en
dc.relation.isSupplementedByDOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855896en
dc.relation.isSupplementedByHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624121en
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