Biodiversity | A tool to assess mangrove restoration

Mangroves are some of the richest ecosystems in terms of biodiversity. They are now attracting growing interest for their ecosystem services such as the protection of fauna and flora or coastal defense against rising sea levels or tsunamis. To better protect them, scientists from the RESCuE team have developed an algorithm to ensure effective, automatic monitoring of stands.

This tool can be used to assess small or large-scale restoration projects. The algorithm is adapted to the study of changes in the dynamics of mangrove cover, whether a gain or a loss, under the effect of disturbances such as forestry or natural degradation linked to climate and marine hazards.