A Comparative Analysis Among Disturbed, Restored and Natural Mangrove Stands in the Vulnerability and Adaptability Against Climate Change (June 2016 – May 2018)
The project aims to evaluate the relationships of mangrove vegetation and biodiversity with carbon sequestration and sea level rise, and test the hypothesis that mangrove loss is correlated to reduced shoreline stability. Information that will be gathered in this project will be used to create/simulate an ecological model to visualize the response or adaptation of mangroves against sea level rise. The project will be conducted in Eastern Samar. Also, the project aims to conduct a pioneering Mangrove Summit in Eastern Visayas to contribute to the existing collated information from the first two Mangrove Summits of Northwestern and South Luzon and eventually come up with a national mangrove status report and management plan. This project is made possible through funding support from Lopez Group Foundation Inc. – Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation Inc.