Contamination in Mangroves of Northeast Brazil


Contamination in Mangroves of Northeast Brazil

Contamination in Mangroves of Northeast Brazil 2560 1707 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Federal Rural University of Pernambuco – Brazil

The Project aims to diagnose contamination across 12 coastal sites, analyze anthropic impacts on water quality and biota, assess carbon and nitrogen stocks, and mitigate risks to human health and ecosystems, informing coastal management policies.

This proposal aims to: diagnose contamination in 12 important coastal sites in Bahia, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte and Maranhão; advance in the understanding of how anthropic impacts interfere in the quality of water and aquatic biota and affect carbon and nitrogen stocks and GHG emissions.

For this purpose, analysis will be quality of water, soil, ichthyofauna and associated microbiota, accompanied by the potential of the ecosystem to fulfill some of their ecosystem functions and defined ecological indices and human health risk assessment. The research data will be able to contribute to coastal management policies, since the unfolding of its results will help in the monitoring and remediation of contaminated estuarine areas. In addition to helping to protect water resources, since mangrove soils, when contaminated, can become a source of contaminants.

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM).

Start Date: 01/07/2023
End Date: 10/07/2026

Lead Contact: Caroline Miranda Biondi (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 6- Coastal Resilience
ocean_basins: South Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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