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Global Distribution of Modelled Mangrove Biomass - United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

This dataset shows the modelled global patterns of above-ground biomass of mangrove forests. The dataset was developed by the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, with support from The Nature Conservancy. The work is based on a review of 95 field studies on carbon storage and fluxes in mangroves world-wide. A climate-based model for potential mangrove above-ground biomass was developed, with almost four times the explanatory power of the only previous published model. The map highlights the high variability in mangrove above-ground biomass and indicates areas that could be prioritised for mangrove conservation and restoration.

Hutchison J, Manica A, Swetnam R, Balmford A, Spalding M (2014) Predicting global patterns in mangrove forest biomass. Conservation Letters 7(3): 233–240. doi: 10.1111/conl.12060;

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UNEP-WCMC General Data License. For commercial use, please contact [email protected].

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Global Distribution of Modelled Mangrove Biomass

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Publisher Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Modified 11 February 2022
Release Date 21 July 2021
Source URL
Identifier fada6e68-e001-4fb3-8105-b4d7f0f3045d
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Worldwide
Relevant Countries Worldwide
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name Mark Spalding
Contact Email [email protected]
POD Theme Biodiversity, Coastal and Marine