The dangerous myth of tsunami greenbelts: Response to Stone 2006

Baird, Andrew H., and Kerr, Alexander M. (2007) The dangerous myth of tsunami greenbelts: Response to Stone 2006. Science. p. 1.

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Abstract

Mangroves have been widely reported as reducing deaths and damage caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Consequently, many organizations are advocating the use of mangroves as a natural barrier against future tsunamis. For example, the World Conservation Union is promoting “Mangroves for the Future,” a program highlighted in the article “A Rescue Effort for Tsunami-Ravaged Mangrove Forests” (20 Oct. 2006, p. 404). Discussions to date have concentrated on how to make these replanting programs successful (1). A far more important consideration is whether they will work.

Item ID: 18185
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
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E-letter response to Stone, Richard (2006) "A Rescue Effort for Tsunami-Ravaged Mangrove Forests", Science 314: 404.

Richard Stone

Science 20 October 2006: 404.

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ISSN: 1095-9203
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 06:23
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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