Litter fall and decomposition of mangrove species Avicennia marina and Rhizophora mucronata in Maputo Bay, Mozambique






Western Indian Ocean


Litter fall and decomposition of mangrove leaves were compared for different seasons, species (Avicennia marina and Rhizophora mucronata) and sites in southern Mozambique. Mangrove leaf litter fall and decomposition was estimated using small mesh collecting-baskets and litter bags respectively in 2006 and 2007 at two sites of Maputo Bay: an urban dwarf mangrove at Costa do Sol (Maputo City) and a rural well-developed mangrove at Saco (Inhaca Island). A. marina at Saco produced more litter (dry season 10.6 g m-2 and wet season 14.2 g m-2) than R. mucronata (dry season 4.6 g m-2 and wet season 14.1 g m-2), and leaves contributed more to total litter fall in the dry season compared with the wet season (September/October) for both species.




- Maputo (cidade)


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro;
- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca



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