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Mangroves: Ecology, Biology and Taxonomy
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Editors: James N. Metras
Book Description:
Mangrove ecosystems are tropical or subtropical communities of mainly tree species which can be found on low, muddy, usually intertidal coastal areas. They cover an area of approximately twenty million hectares throughout the world, with the largest expanses occurring in Malaysia, India, Brazil, Venezuela, Nigeria and Senegal. Mangrove communities are of great ecological importance due to the role they play as habitat builders and shoreline stabilizers. They typically grow in saline coastal soils, which develop through a combination of two processes: mineral sediment deposition and organic matter accumulation. This book presents topical research from across the globe in the study of mangroves, including the eco-biology of mangroves; the mangrove ecosystem of Sundarbans, India; mangrove wetland ecosystem modeling in the Everglades; and the microbial diversity from mangrove sediments.

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Table of Contents:

Eco-Biology of Mangroves, pp. 1-50
(K. Kathiresan, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, India)

Human Use and Ecotoxicology of Mudskippers: Potential Biomonitors of Mangrove and other Soft Bottom Intertidal Ecosystems, pp. 51-82
(G. Polgar, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Mangrove Ecosystem of Sundarbans, India: Biodiversity, Ecology, Threats and Conservation, pp. 83-112
(Susanta Kumar Chakraborty, Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal, India)

Mangrove Wetland Ecosystem Modeling in the Everglades, pp. 113-142
(Koh Hock Lye, Donald DeAngelis, Teh Su Yean, Disaster Research Nexus, School of Civil Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia, and others)

The Rhizophora Apiculata Mangrove and its Applications, pp. 143-171
(Afidah Abdul Rahim, Oo Chuan Wei, Mohd Jain Kassim, School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM, Penang, Malaysia)

Microbial Diversity from Mangroves Sediments: Insights from Culture Independent Approaches, pp. 173-194
(Rodrigo Gouvêa Taketani, Armando Cavalcante Franco Dias, Fernando Dini Andreote, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura, Universidade de São Paulo, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil, and others)

Conservation of Xinhui Wetland Region: Sonneratia Caseolaris Engl. Nursery Survival in Xinhui Coastal District of Guangdong, South China Sea, pp. 195-220
(Christian Toochi Egbuche, Zhang Jia’en, Okechukwu Ukaga, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China, and others

Applications of the Microbial Biodiversity of the Mangroves, pp. 221-236
(Anindita Mitra, Arnab Pramanik, Sreyashi Sarkar, Arumugam Meyyappan, Sayani Mitra, Sidhan Senthil, Joydeep Mukherjee, School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)

Degradation of Mangrove Litter and its Contribution as Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen to the Adjacent Estuary of Sagar Island, Sunderban Mangrove Ecosystem, India, pp. 237-255
(Sudipto Mandal, Santanu Ray, Angshuman Sarkar, Phani Bhusan Ghosh, Ecological Modelling Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India, and others)

Assemblage and Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Mangrove Plant Species of the Southwest Coast of India, pp. 257-274
(Kandikere R. Sridhar, Soumen Roy, Naga M. Sudheep, Department of Biosciences, Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, and others)

Underwater Photosynthesis and Indirect Use of HCO3- by Completely Submerged Leaves of Mangrove Species Aegiceras corniculatum, pp. 275-285
(Lili Wei, Chongling Yan , Xiaoyin Guo, School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China)

Mangroves in the Change: The Need of New Synthesis of Climate, Ecohydro-logy and Biomedical Research, pp. 287-295
(Rubén José Lara, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen, Germany)

Soil Condition and Sedimentation Pattern in the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, Bangladesh, pp. 297-308
(Shahriar M. Wahid, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)

Mathematical Models in Mangroves Induced Soil Salinization, pp. 309-370
(Gonzalo Galiano, Dept. of Mathematics, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)

Index pp.375-386

      Botanical Research and Practices
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 386.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-991-0
   Status: AV
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