Monitoring Mangrove Restoration
This database corresponds to the monitoring efforts of different sites where mangrove restoration actions have been developed within the National Wetland Terraba-Sierpe.The data collected between 2021 and 2022, of the sites planted in 2021 is consigned here. The permanent monitoring plots (pmp) were initially 28, between the 3 hectare complete remotion site (8 pmp) and the 11 hectares 22 meter-width rows, site (20).
In 2023 a new monitoring protocol was launched, which included monitoring of older sites planted in 2019, 2020 and new sites planted in 2022. This new monitoring design included the measurement of control treatments of Negraforra sites (4 pmp) and mature mangrove ecosystem sites (4 pmp), in order to define a reference ecosystem, to guide the restoration efforts. The total of new 32 pmp established included a total of and the data collected in 2023 of this site is consigned here.
The monitoring of the sites planted in 2021, are also included in this new protocol, but the number of initial pmp established (28) was reduced to 8 pmp. The previous sampling intensity was useful to calculate the coefficient of variation applied for the new experimental design. The total amount of pmp included in the new monitoring protocol of sites planted from 2019 to 2022, includes a total of 40 pmp.
The sites restored in 2023 are going to be included in the experimental design, following the monitoring protocol standards.
Data collected: structural components, physicochemical variables, richness and abundance of gastropods, list species of birds in restoration sites, environmental variables.