Protecting mangroves with sandbanks – Stories of Science

Over the last years, Silke has investigated how cheniers, a special kind of sandbanks, travel along the muddy mangrove coast, since they function like “sand barriers” that protect mangrove forests from storms. Her fieldwork adventures involved crawling in the mud to get measurements, sometimes renouncing to them if a poisonous snake chose her instrument as their holiday spot, or searching for stolen equipment in a scooter. You can learn more about her story in the following article of Stories of Science, written by science communication student Emma Blanken.

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