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Authors Nguyen, A; Richter, O; Le, BVQ; Phuong, NTK; Dinh, KC
Author Full Name Anh Nguyen; Richter, Otto; Le, Bao V. Q.; Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong; Kim Chi Dinh
Title Long-Term Heavy Metal Retention by Mangroves and Effect on Its Growth: A Field Inventory and Scenario Simulation
Source INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords mangroves; mangrove modelling; Rhizophora apiculata; phytoremediation; heavy metal pollution
Keywords Plus THI VAI ESTUARY; RHIZOPHORA-APICULATA; TRACE-METALS; BIOSPHERE RESERVE; ECOLOGICAL RISK; GREY MANGROVE; RIVER ESTUARY; PLANT-GROWTH; ACCUMULATION; SALINITY
Abstract The ability of mangroves in taking up and storing heavy metal (HM) helps in reducing HM pollution. However, HMs likewise adversely affect the growth of mangroves. We assess the effects of the long-term soil HMs enrichment on the growth of Rhizophora apiculata forest in the Can Gio Mangrove Forest (Southern Vietnam) in different environmental conditions of soil salinity, ground elevation, and tree density based on a novel set of measured data. These data were analyzed and were used to calibrate and validate for a tree growth model with influencing factors salinity, elevation, tree density, and heavy metals content. Three scenario simulations were performed to predict the mangrove dynamics under different levels of heavy metal pollution in combined environmental conditions of salinity and elevation. Simulation results show the decline of total forest biomass from 1,750,000 tons (baseline scenario with no HM pollution) down to 850,000 tons and 350,000 tons for the current HM pollution and double HM pollution scenarios, respectively. Both data analysis and simulations have shown that although mangroves can assist in reducing HM pollution, the quality and health of this ecosystem will be severely affected if the environment is excessively polluted. In addition, a data-and-model driven management tool is devised for the sustainable management of the mangrove environmental resources.
Author Address [Anh Nguyen; Le, Bao V. Q.; Kim Chi Dinh] Vietnam Natl Univ Ho Chi Minh City, Inst Environm & Resources, 142 To Hien Thanh,Dist 10, Ho Chi Minh City 72506, Vietnam; [Richter, Otto] Tech Univ Carolo Wilhelmina Braunschweig, Inst Geoecol, D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany; [Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong] Vietnam Acad Sci & Technol, Natl Inst Appl Mech & Informat, 291 Dien Bien Phu,Dist 3, Ho Chi Minh City 722007, Vietnam
Reprint Address Nguyen, A (corresponding author), Vietnam Natl Univ Ho Chi Minh City, Inst Environm & Resources, 142 To Hien Thanh,Dist 10, Ho Chi Minh City 72506, Vietnam.
E-mail Address anhnguyen.ier@gmail.com; o.richter@tu-bs.de; levuquocbao.env@gmail.com; nguyenthikimp@yahoo.ca; dkchi2012@gmail.com
ORCID Number Nguyen, Anh/0000-0003-0742-5653
Funding Agency and Grant Number Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED)National Foundation for Science & Technology Development (NAFOSTED) [105.99-2017.12]
Funding Text This research was funded by Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) under grant number 105.99-2017.12.
Publisher MDPI
Publisher City BASEL
Publisher Address ST ALBAN-ANLAGE 66, CH-4052 BASEL, SWITZERLAND
29-Character Source Abbreviation INT J ENV RES PUB HE
ISO Source Abbreviation Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
Publication Date DEC
Year Published 2020
Volume 17
Issue 23
Article Number 9131
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.3390/ijerph17239131
Page Count 24
Web of Science Category Environmental Sciences; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Subject Category Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Document Delivery Number PD2YB
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000597555600001
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