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Authors Banerjee, K; Gatti, RC; Mitra, A
Author Full Name Banerjee, Kakoli; Gatti, Roberto Cazzolla; Mitra, Abhijit
Title Climate change-induced salinity variation impacts on a stenoecious mangrove species in the Indian Sundarbans
Source AMBIO
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Aboveground biomass; Climate change; Gangetic plain; Glacier melting; Heritiera fomes; Salinity
Keywords Plus BIOMASS; PRODUCTIVITY; PACIFIC; FORESTS; GROWTH
Abstract The alterations in the salinity profile are an indirect, but potentially sensitive, indicator for detecting changes in precipitation, evaporation, river run-off, glacier retreat, and ice melt. These changes have a high impact on the growth of coastal plant species, such as mangroves. Here, we present estimates of the variability of salinity and the biomass of a stenoecious mangrove species (Heritiera fomes, commonly referred to as Sundari) in the aquatic subsystem of the lower Gangetic delta based on a dataset from 2004 to 2015. We highlight the impact of salinity alteration on the change in aboveground biomass of this endangered species that, due to different salinity profile in the western and central sectors of the lower Gangetic plain, shows an increase only in the former sector, where the salinity is dropping and low growth in the latter, where the salinity is increasing.
Author Address [Banerjee, Kakoli] Cent Univ Orissa, Sch Biodivers & Conservat Nat Resources, Koraput 764020, Odisha, India; [Gatti, Roberto Cazzolla] Tomsk State Univ, Biol Divers & Ecol Lab, Bioclim Land Ctr Excellence, Inst Biol, Tomsk 634050, Russia; [Mitra, Abhijit] Univ Calcutta, Dept Marine Sci, 35 BC Rd, Kolkata 700019, India
Reprint Address Gatti, RC (reprint author), Tomsk State Univ, Biol Divers & Ecol Lab, Bioclim Land Ctr Excellence, Inst Biol, Tomsk 634050, Russia.
E-mail Address banerjee.kakoli@yahoo.com; robertocazzollagatti@mail.tsu.ru; abhijit_mitra@hotmail.com
ResearcherID Number Cazzolla Gatti, Roberto/G-5462-2015
ORCID Number Cazzolla Gatti, Roberto/0000-0001-5130-8492
Funding Agency and Grant Number project
Funding Text The authors acknowledge the financial support of the project entitled
Cited Reference Count 43
Times Cited 7
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 7
Publisher SPRINGER
Publisher City DORDRECHT
Publisher Address VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
ISSN 0044-7447
29-Character Source Abbreviation AMBIO
ISO Source Abbreviation Ambio
Publication Date MAY
Year Published 2017
Volume 46
Issue 4
Beginning Page 492
Ending Page 499
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s13280-016-0839-9
Page Count 8
Web of Science Category Engineering, Environmental; Environmental Sciences
Subject Category Engineering; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Document Delivery Number ES0PN
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000399228700009
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