Between two worlds: The implications of existing between land and sea for the conservation of mangrove ecosystems

2017-12-17T22:49:54Z (GMT) by STEFANIE MARCELLA ROG
Limited terrestrial ecological knowledge and unclear governance strategies severely impede our ability to effectively conserve declining mangrove forests. My research adds significant new knowledge about the terrestrial vertebrates occurring in mangroves through a global review and extensive field surveys in Australia using a novel survey approach. The prevalence of threatened and invasive species in mangroves support the necessity of specific management objectives. This study outlines a new agenda for further research and highlights improvements to management and governance required to protect these vital ecosystems.