Our monitoring work of the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Mangrove Forest Zonation Process and Structure in the Trat Province of Thailand continues to highlight the long-term interest in Mangrove Forest Restoration.
The RESCuE project passed a significant milestone with the first transect line survey that was performed over a two week period at the end of 2018. The RESCuE team included members from CIRAD, Renns, JGSEE, KMUTT, the Royal Forest Department, and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. To verify satellite-based distinct mangrove zones, a three-kilometer transect line with several plots was established covering most of the mangrove zones including a plantation area. This transect line will be followed by another transect line in the east and west as part of the study area, to determine whether or not the mangrove zonation pattern, at a larger spatial scale, differed from that observed at a smaller scale. Data obtained from this study will assist in understanding the presence of dominant mangrove species that are located in the intertidal zones.
The outcomes of this survey will also support Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, providing baseline information for use in conservation planning in the study area.