Miracle mangrove “land builders” adapt to ocean rise amid climate change

Understanding how ecosystems function can help scientists develop strategies to ensure the planet will withstand the risks of climate change.

Mangrove ecosystems, recognized for their capacity to store large amounts of carbon and protect shoreline erosions from rigorous ocean activity, also provide a buffer by capturing sediment high in organic carbon that can accumulate in tandem with sea level rise, according to research.

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