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dc.contributor.authorAlmahasheer, Hanan
dc.contributor.authorAljowair, Abdulaziz
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabier
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-16T13:05:11Z
dc.date.available2015-12-16T13:05:11Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-16
dc.identifier.citationDecadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves 2015 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
dc.identifier.issn02727714
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/584005
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
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.855893
dc.relation.isreferencedbyDOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855893
dc.relation.isreferencedbyHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624154
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.855894
dc.relation.isreferencedbyDOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855894
dc.relation.isreferencedbyHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624155
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.855895
dc.relation.isreferencedbyDOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855895
dc.relation.isreferencedbyHANDLE:http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624156
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272771415301499
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.2015.11.027
dc.subjectRemote sensing
dc.subjectGIS
dc.subjectMapping
dc.subjectSatellite
dc.subjectLandsat
dc.subjectNDVI and Distribution
dc.titleDecadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Program
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionBiology Department, University of Dammam (UOD), Dammam 31441-1982, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionSpace Research Institute, King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh 11442-6086, Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personAlmahasheer, Hanan
kaust.personDuarte, Carlos M.
kaust.personIrigoien, Xabier
dc.relation.issupplementedbyDOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.855896
refterms.dateFOA2017-12-15T00:00:00Z
display.relations<b> Is Supplemented By:</b> <br/> <ul><li><i>[Dataset]</i> <br/> 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: <a href="https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.855896">10.1594/PANGAEA.855896</a> HANDLE: <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10754/624121">10754/624121</a></li></ul>
dc.date.published-online2015-12-16
dc.date.published-print2016-02


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