The Pacific coast of Nicaragua is ecologically rich but financially poor. A recent upsurge in tourism has spurred development, placing new stresses on coastal fringe ecosystems. The USF Water Institute conducted fieldwork and GIS-based analyses to identify mangrove restoration opportunities and to propose a site-specific approach to wetland monitoring.

Project Results / Publications:

  • Mangrove and Mangrove-Fringe Wetlands in Ostional, Nicaragua: Current Conditions and Pathways Forward   Link

    The Pacific coast of Nicaragua is ecologically rich but financially poor. A recent upsurge in tourism has spurred development, placing new stresses on coastal fringe ecosystems. The USF Water Institute conducted fieldwork and GIS-based analyses to identify mangrove restoration opportunities and to propose a site-specific approach to wetland monitoring.