Mangrove forests are valuable coastal ecosystems in tropical coastal regions around the world. Mangrove restoration projects, aimed at restoring important values of mangrove forests after degradation, often fail because hydrological conditions are disregarded.

In a long-term research project, in collaboration with colleagues at Wageningen University (The Netherlands), we are investigating what the most important hydrological drivers of mangroves are and how these can better be taken into account in mangrove restoration projects.

The PhD project of Ruben Foquet looks at the physical and social aspects of mangrove restoration in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Featured publications:

  • Van Loon et al. (2016) – Hydrological Classification, a Practical Tool for Mangrove Restoration – PloS one
  • Van Loon et al. (2007) – Hydrological classification in mangrove areas: A case study in Can Gio, Vietnam – Aquatic Botany

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