(Click to enlarge) “Mangroves appear to be resilient to sea level rise and are likely to be able to sustain such climatic change,” said Associate Professor Karin Bryan, from the University of Waikato. (Credit: NOAA)
(From ScienceDaily) — A joint study between researchers at the University of Southampton along with colleagues from the Universities of Auckland and Waikato in New Zealand used leading-edge mathematical simulations to study how mangrove forests respond to elevated sea levels. Taking New Zealand mangrove data as the basis of a new modelling system, the team were able to predict what will happen to different types of estuaries and river deltas when sea levels rise.
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