Mangrove dispersal disrupted by projected changes in global seawater density


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 30 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01391-9

The authors project the impacts of future changes in sea surface temperature, salinity and therefore density on the dispersal of buoyant mangrove propagules. They show that warmer and fresher oceans may increase propagule sinking rates, potentially reducing future mangrove resilience.