MMM6 – Colombia 2023


The Mangrove Macrobenthos and Management (MMM) conference series is the world’s largest gathering of researchers and practitioners dedicated to the science and conservation of mangrove ecosystems (Friess et al., 2021: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 248 106742).


The first meeting was convened in 2000 in order to analyze the health of mangrove ecosystems in different parts of the world. Five meetings have been held in different countries over the last 20 years (2019 Singapore; 2016 St. Augustine, USA; 2012 Galle, Sri Lanka; 2006 Collangatta, Australia; 2000 Mombasa, Kenya) have made it possible to identify the main trends in research and management at global and local scales.


Universidad de los Andes

(Caribbean Campus)

Universidad de Cartagena

(San Agustin Cloister)

About MMM meetings


The sixth Mangrove Macrobenthos and Management conference (MMM6): “Mangrove Ecosystems for Human Well-being in a Changing Planet” is bringing together stakeholders from different sectors of society from many countries across the five continents in a single forum to present and discuss research advances and proposals for the conservation and management of mangrove forests, as well as to advocate for mangroves as Nature-based Solutions to climate change. MMM6 is the first conference of the series to be held in Latin America and the Caribbean, a neotropical region where mangroves have evolved among some of the most biodiverse tropical forests in the world. In particular, mangroves in Colombia are found in both the Caribbean and the Tropical Eastern Pacific Marine Ecoregions.