Species richness accelerates marine ecosystem restoration in the Coral Triangle

Coral Triangle is a marine area located in the western Pacific Ocean with exceptional species diversity in coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangrove forests. Caring for these at-risk areas is crucial for preserving the numerous ecological functions and benefits these habitats provide. Dr. Susan Williams, Fulbright Specialist and UC Davis professor, has been working on improving seagrass meadow restoration in Indonesia. She found that by "planting mixtures of diverse seagrass species improves their overall survival and growth.” This is bodes well for future restoration efforts.

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