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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4707-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4707-2020
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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, Isaac R. Santos, Christian J. Sanders, Patricia Gadd, Quan Hua, Catherine E. Lovelock, Nadia S. Santini, Scott G. Johnston, Yota Harada, Gloria Reithmeir, and Damien T. Maher

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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.
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