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

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Title:
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
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 km**2 along the African shore and 51 km**2 along the Arabian Peninsula shore. From 1972 to 2013, the area covered by mangroves increased by about 0.29%/y. 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.
KAUST Department:
Bioscience Program; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
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
Publisher:
PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Issue Date:
2015
DOI:
10.1594/PANGAEA.855896
Type:
Dataset
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Decadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves 2015 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science; DOI:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.027; HANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/584005
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Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Bioscience Program; Datasets; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAlmahasheer, Hananen
dc.contributor.authorAljowair, Abdulazizen
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
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dc.date.accessioned2017-06-06T07:44:31Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-06T07:44:31Z-
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationAlmahasheer, 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.identifier.doi10.1594/PANGAEA.855896en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/624121-
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 km**2 along the African shore and 51 km**2 along the Arabian Peninsula shore. From 1972 to 2013, the area covered by mangroves increased by about 0.29%/y. 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
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dc.publisherPANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Scienceen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)en
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dc.titleMangrove 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, 164-172en
dc.typeDataseten
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Programen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
kaust.authorAlmahasheer, Hananen
kaust.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
kaust.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
dc.type.resourceSupplementary Collection of Datasetsen
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dc.relation.isSupplementToDOI:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.027en
dc.relation.isSupplementToHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/584005en
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