An integrated approach to coastal rehabilitation: Mangrove restoration in Sungai Haji Dorani, Malaysia

Hashim, Roslan and Kamali, B. and Tamin, N.M. and Zakaria, R. (2010) An integrated approach to coastal rehabilitation: Mangrove restoration in Sungai Haji Dorani, Malaysia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 86 (1). pp. 118-124. ISSN 0272-7714

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Abstract

To achieve an efficient method of coastal rehabilitation, a coastal structure was applied in combination with the mangrove restoration scheme in Sungai Haji Dorani where coastal forest over-cutting associated with erosion has resulted in severe coastline retreat. Such an attempt provides the opportunity to mitigate erosion as well as improve ecological and socio-economic aspects of coastal areas, both of which are of great importance to local communities and authorities. Beach morphological changes were monitored for an eight-month period of time. The results indicate that the attempt has been successful in retaining sediment on the beach and consequently raising the elevation of the site. While the monitoring schedule is required to continue for several years to evaluate long-term performance of the rehabilitation effort, approximately 30 of the transplanted mangrove saplings' survival after eight months shows that the project was moderately successful. Since the general conditions of the selected site represent the majority of the eroded shorelines on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the method applied in this study can be replicated as an appropriate cost-effective alternative for the same cases.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 545AU Times Cited:9 Cited References Count:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: coastal structures, erosion control, Malaysia, mangroves, rehabilitation, restoration, Selangor, Sungai Haji Dorani, coastal erosion, coastal structure, cost-benefit analysis, geomorphological mapping, integrated approach, mangrove, restoration ecology, survival, Asia, Eurasia, Kampung Sungai Haji Dorani, Southeast Asia, West Malaysia, Rhizophoraceae
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 01:09
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 04:57
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8832

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