Impact of Climate Change on Mangroves Ecosystem in South Asia
|Project Summary||The project focuses on the impact of climate change on mangroves ecosystem as well as the socio-economic vulnerabilities of coastal communities in three South Asian countries, i.e. Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The project includes climate change scenarios development, mangroves forest cover change analysis under different hydrological regimes, environmental flows assessments under different ecological conditions, salinity distribution due to sea level rise (SLR), socio-economic assessment and institutional, and policy analysis. Different methodologies were used for the assessment of these studies, which are the combination of both quantitative and qualitative techniques. These studies would lead to new discussion on adaptation and water management. They also provided the ground for more advanced and complex scientific modeling techniques for detailed impact studies in the region. Also the results can provide in-depth understandings to researchers, academia, civil society and community based organizations, and local and national policy makers to develop policy options for the effective mangroves ecosystem protection and adaptations for local populations.|
|Project Leader||Mr. Kashif Majeed SALIK |
Sustainable Development Policy Institute
|Project Collaborators||Mr. Md. Mobassarul Hassan, Institute of Water Modelling, Bangladesh, firstname.lastname@example.org |
Mr. Shamen Prabhath Vidanage, IUCN, Sri Lanka, email@example.com
Dr.Victor Hugo Rivera-Monroy, Louisiana State University, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Countries Involved||Pakistan, USA, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh|
|Scientific Thematic Area||Climate Change and Climate Variability; |
Ecosystems, Biodiversity, and Land Use
|Sub-Thematic Area||Climate Change Impacts|
|Project Duration||2 years|
|APN Funds (US$)||85000|
|Project Output||Salik, K. M., Hashmi M. Z., Ishfaq Sadia, Zadhi W. (2016). Environmental flow requirements and impacts of climate-change-induced river flow changes on ecology of the Indus Delta, Pakistan. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 7, 185-195. |
Salik, K. M., Jahangir, S., Zahdi, W. ul Z., & Hasson, S. ul. (2015). Climate change vulnerability and adaptation options for the coastal communities of Pakistan. Ocean & Coastal Management, 112, 61–73.
Salik, K.M., Hasan, M.M., and Ishfaq, S. (2014). Socio-Economic Vulnerability of Mangrove Ecosystem to Climate Change in South Asia: A Case Study of the Indus and Ganges Deltas. APN Science Bulletin (4), Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research, ISSN 2185-761X.
Zafar, W. Kashif M. S. (2014). Mangrove Forests and Changing Policy Concerns in Pakistan. Policy Review, climate change special. Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, Pakistan.
Zafar, W. (2014). Climate Change & Policy Failures; Case of Mangrove Forests. Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, Pakistan, Research & News Bulletin, 21 (2).
Salik, K. M., Mohammad M. H., and Sadia I. (2014). Socio-Economic Vulnerability of Mangrove Ecosystems to Climate Change in South Asia: A Case Study of the Indus and Ganges Deltas. APN Science Bulletin Issue 4 (March 2014). Retrieved from http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/1932
Salik, K. M. and Sehrish J. (2013). Coastal Population more at Risk; Socio-Economic Vulnerability Assessment of Indus Delta under Climate Change. Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, Pakistan, Research & News Bulletin, 20 (2).
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