In the inaugural issue of this journal, Field (1981) outlined the necessity for fundamental research directed towards the informed management of mangrove forest resources in the Australasian region. Two important topics to be considered in this context are the measurement of mangrove forest primary productivity, especially over large spatial scales, and the elucidation of environmental factors including influencing productivity.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the problems involved in these aspects of mangrove research and the approaches adopted by us towards solving these problems. Results obtained to date in our research program are summarised with emphasis on emerging concepts concerning the effects of soil properties on mangrove productivity
How to Cite:
Boto, K.J., 2010. Nutrient status and other soil factors affecting mangrove productivity in north-west Australia.. Wetlands Australia, 3(1), pp.45–50. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31646/wa.70