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Mangrove forests are facing challenges from global seawater density changes

Climate change affects sea surface density via changes in the sea surface temperature and salinity. These projected sea surface density changes are likely to affect the dispersal patterns of widely distributed mangrove species and are expected to be largest in the Indo West Pacific, the primary hotspot of mangrove diversity.

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Fig. 1: Projected climate-induced changes in the properties of the sea surface and the potential effect of future reductions in sea surface density on mangrove dispersal.

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This is a summary of: Van der Stocken, T. et al. Mangrove dispersal disrupted by projected changes in global seawater density. Nat. Clim. Change https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01391-9 (2022).

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Mangrove forests are facing challenges from global seawater density changes. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 626–627 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01393-7

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