Drivers of Global Mangrove Loss

A Global Analysis of the Human and Natural Threats to Mangrove Forests from 2000-2016

Mangrove forests are among Earth's most threatened ecosystems, yet the human and natural causes of their loss have not been quantified at the global scale. Here we present a global analysis at 30-m resolution of the drivers of mangrove losses from 2000-2016, mapping the distribution of loss due to agriculture and aquaculture, settlement, non-productive conversion, erosion, and extreme weather events.

Goldberg, L., Lagomasino, D., Thomas, N. and Fatoyinbo, T. (2020), Global declines in human‐driven mangrove loss. Glob Change Biol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/gcb.15275

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