Articles | Volume 17, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 17, 4707–4726, 2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 4707–4726, 2020

Research article 28 Sep 2020

Research article | 28 Sep 2020

Reconstructing extreme climatic and geochemical conditions during the largest natural mangrove dieback on record

James Z. Sippo et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (28 May 2020) by Ji-Hyung Park
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jul 2020) by Ji-Hyung Park
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish as is (30 Jul 2020) by Ji-Hyung Park
Short summary
In 2015–2016, a massive mangrove dieback event occurred along ~1000 km of coastline in Australia. Multiple lines of evidence from climate data, wood and sediment samples suggest low water availability within the dead mangrove forest. Wood and sediments also reveal a large increase in iron concentrations in mangrove sediments during the dieback. This study supports the hypothesis that the forest dieback was associated with low water availability driven by a climate-change-related ENSO event.
Final-revised paper