Living in a plastic world

When Celine first arrived to the mangroves of Demak, she was shocked to see that their roots were buried by loads of plastic. She decided to investigate whether mangroves can adapt to plastic pollution, or whether they will be drowned by it. You can learn more about her findings, and their implications for mangrove protection in the following interview:

Her full scientific article can be found below:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969720373575?via%3Dihub

Timbulsloko is in the news!

Trans7 travelled to Timbulsloko and made a documentary about the flooding problems of the area, and the research work being done to help mangrove restoration.

We’re working on the subtitles, but there’s a segment in English after 9:18, where Celine explains her field experiments.

Related links:

Why are mangroves degrading at Timbulsloko, and why is this worrying?

http://www.biomanco.org/uncategorized/why-are-mangroves-dying-in-timbulsloko-and-why-should-we-worry/

How can we grow a mangrove belt along the coastline?

http://www.biomanco.org/uncategorized/how-can-we-restore-the-abandoned-aquaculture-ponds/