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What can mangroves do for you?

Mangroves on the move Mangroves are a group of salt-tolerant trees that thrive in coastal areas. In Florida, mangroves dominate most shorelines in the southern and central portion of the state. Mangroves are tropical plants that cannot tolerate… Read More

Graduate student’s research focuses on saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone

Interdisciplinary Ecology doctoral student Julie Walker recently published research on the saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone. Specifically, the study examined the changing vegetation composition between the two ecosystems. Walker also wanted to know how that change impacts community structure, ecosystem functioning,… Read More

Red Mangroves: The Strangest Roots & Fruits [Video] Stephen Brown | Lee County Extension

Stephen Brown explores a red mangrove mangal in southwest Florida and tells you what’s inside the mangal and how these trees grow. “Identifying three Mangrove Species YouTube” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vonk49… “Brazilian Pepper Thicket YouTube” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rLUu…