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dc.contributor.authorAlmahasheer, Hanan
dc.contributor.authorAljowair, Abdulaziz
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabier
dc.coverage.spatialgeoLocationBox: 12.344844 33.704333 28.208932 43.485005
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-06T07:44:31Z
dc.date.available2017-06-06T07:44:31Z
dc.date.issued2015
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.855896
dc.identifier.doi10.1594/PANGAEA.855896
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.
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dc.format.extent3 datasets
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
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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, 164-172
dc.typeDataset
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)
kaust.personAlmahasheer, Hanan
kaust.personDuarte, Carlos M.
kaust.personIrigoien, Xabier
dc.type.resourceSupplementary Collection of Datasets
dc.relation.issupplementtoDOI:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.027
display.relations<b> Is Supplement To:</b> <br/> <ul><li><i>[Article]</i> <br/> Decadal Stability of Red Sea Mangroves 2015 Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. DOI: <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.027">10.1016/j.ecss.2015.11.027</a> HANDLE: <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10754/584005">10754/584005</a></li></ul>


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