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Mangroves as a protection from storm surges in a changing climate

Overview of attention for article published in Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, October 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
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Title
Mangroves as a protection from storm surges in a changing climate
Published in
Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, October 2016
DOI 10.1007/s13280-016-0838-x
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Authors

Brian Blankespoor, Susmita Dasgupta, Glenn-Marie Lange

Abstract

Adaptation to climate change includes addressing sea-level rise (SLR) and increased storm surges in many coastal areas. Mangroves can substantially reduce vulnerability of the adjacent coastal land from inundation but SLR poses a threat to the future of mangroves. This paper quantifies coastal protection services of mangroves for 42 developing countries in the current climate, and a future climate change scenario with a 1-m SLR and 10  % intensification of storms. Findings demonstrate that while SLR and increased storm intensity would increase storm surge areas, the greatest impact is from the expected loss of mangroves. Under current climate and mangrove coverage, 3.5 million people and GDP worth roughly US $400 million are at risk. In the future climate change scenario, vulnerable population and GDP at risk would increase by 103 and 233  %. The greatest risk is in East Asia, especially in Indonesia and the Philippines as well as Myanmar.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 102 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 101 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 21%
Researcher 17 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 17%
Unspecified 13 13%
Student > Bachelor 13 13%
Other 21 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 34 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 20%
Unspecified 19 19%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 9 9%
Engineering 6 6%
Other 14 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 May 2019.
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#719,295
of 13,122,286 outputs
Outputs from Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment
#96
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#26,020
of 257,059 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment
#8
of 42 outputs
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