Coastal Ecosystem-Based Management with Nonlinear Ecological Functions and Values

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Science  18 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5861, pp. 321-323
DOI: 10.1126/science.1150349

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  • Response to N. Koedam and F. Dahdouh-Guebas's E-Letter

    Koedam and Dahdouh-Guebas raise the important issue that "there is a pressing need for in-depth investigation of the protection function of various mangrove formations and coast-geomorphological settings, various root types, and various species composition," and that "detangling the effect of such complexity under various water-related impacts" is essential for "understanding the power of mangroves and other coastal vegetation...

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  • Ecological Quality Changes Precede Changes in Quantity in Mangrove Forests

    The paper by E. B. Barbier et al. (Reports, "Coastal ecosystem–based management with nonlinear ecological functions and values,", 18 January 2008, p. 321) indicates the non-linearity of ecosystem services (coast protection) offered by coastal vegetation such as mangroves relative to the area covered. It is also important to consider ecological and biological aspects, which may strongly increase the risk of non-linear l...

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