Fifth international Mangrove Macrobenthos & Management meeting

The fifth international Mangrove Macrobenthos and Management meeting (MMM5) brings together researchers, practitioners and NGOs from around the world to present their research on mangrove forests. MMM5 is the first MMM to be held in Southeast Asia, the biodiversity centre for the mangrove ecosystem and home to more mangrove forests than anywhere else in the world.

MMM is a series of international presentations focused on the understanding, conservation and sustainable use of mangrove ecosystems worldwide. These meetings were launched in 2000 to raise awareness about the plight of mangroves, which remain one of the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. The MMM meetings are organised by mangrove scientists every 3 to 6 years in locations around the world where mangroves are a major component of the coastal landscape.

The themes of the 5th meeting:

  • Impacts of people on mangrove structure and functioning
  • Mangrove loss and deforestation
  • Mangrove degradation (e.g., pollution, overharvesting)
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Mangrove genetics and connectivity
  • Importance of macrobenthos and other fauna
  • Ecosystem services of mangroves
  • Blue carbon and climate change mitigation
  • Mangrove management
  • Mangrove rehabilitation

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