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    'Staff publications' is the digital repository of Wageningen University & Research

    'Staff publications' contains references to publications authored by Wageningen University staff from 1976 onward.

    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

    Full text documents are added when available. The database is updated daily and currently holds about 240,000 items, of which 72,000 in open access.

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    Differences in regeneration between hurricane damaged and clear-cut mangrove stands 25 years after clearing
    Ferwerda, J.G. ; Ketner, P. ; McGuiness, K.A. - \ 2007
    Hydrobiologia 591 (2007)1. - ISSN 0018-8158 - p. 35 - 45.
    marina forsk vierh - avicennia-marina - rhizophora-apiculata - natural regeneration - seedling growth - predation - forest - salinity - establishment - propagules
    The effect of human disturbance on mangrove forest may be substantially different from the effects of natural disturbances. This paper describes differences in vegetation composition and structure of five vegetation types in two mangrove areas near Darwin, Australia, 25 years after disturbance. The vegetation in clear-felled forest showed more adult Avicennia marina than in the hurricane-affected forest, and a virtual absence of A. marina juveniles and saplings. This indicates that A. marina will be replaced by other species in the canopy, showing a multi-phase vegetation development in mangrove forest after human disturbance. The mechanism of disturbance and the conditions after clearing therefore affects the vegetation composition for at least 25 years after this disturbance took place.
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