Diversity and Function in Mangrove Ecosystems

Diversity and Function in Mangrove Ecosystems

Diversity and Function in Mangrove Ecosystems. ... Future developments that may impact on mangrove ecosystem restoration such as the importance of biodiversity, biotechnology, ecological modelling, mapping, human ecology and data bases, ...

Author: Richard Standiford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401140782

Category: Science

Page: 142

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Mangroves are salt-adapted plants that are found along many of the world's tropical and sub-tropical coastlines. Regrettably, these plants are being lost due to over-exploitation, pollution, conversion to agriculture and aquaculture and other causes. This is having important consequences for local human populations that traditionally rely on this resource, and is upsetting the fine balance needed to maintain this highly productive ecosystem. This text brings together some papers from two recent international symposia on the mangrove ecosystem. It provides an outline of future directions in mangrove research considered to be urgent by prominent mangrove scientists. Contributions include aspects of population differentiation in mangrove species that have been very little studied so far, ecological function, and restoration and management of the mangrove ecosystem. This book is intended for scientists actively working in the areas of mangrove ecology and management.
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Mangrove Ecosystem Ecology and Function

Mangrove Ecosystem Ecology and Function

Mangroves are notable amphibious ecosystems with narrow habitat specificity. They are adapted to coping with harsh conditions in ... In general, floristic diversity equates directly to structural diversity and function of mangroves.

Author: Sahadev Sharma

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781789842777

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Mangrove Ecosystem Ecology and Function deals with several aspects of mangrove science, as well as conservation, management, and related policies. The book is divided into six sections and structured into 10 chapters. The first section discusses mangrove ecology, structure, and function; the second section explains mangrove physiology related to salt accumulation; the third section focuses on mangrove polychaetes; the fourth section talks about the bioprospect of mangrove microbes; the fifth section discusses soil geochemistry; and the sixth section elucidates mangrove management and conservation. Researchers from different countries and fields of mangrove ecosystem exploration have contributed their findings. This book would be an ideal source of scientific information to graduate students, advanced students, researchers, scientists, and stakeholders involved in mangrove ecosystem research.
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Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration

Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration

... Elsevier, 2017; 1: 231-271. [19] Elster C, Perdomo L, Schnetter ML. Impact of ecological factors on the regeneration of mangroves in the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia. In Diversity and Function in Mangrove Ecosystems ...

Author: Sahadev Sharma

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781839627996

Category: Science

Page: 180

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Mangroves serve as one of the nature-based solutions for coastal communities. We are now almost at the tipping point where we can restore mangroves ecologically to mitigate climate change and enhance other important ecosystem services under the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration focuses on mangrove ecosystem restoration, the ecosystem services mangroves provide, and how to manage and conserve mangroves. The three sections include eight chapters that cover such topics as evaluating mangrove degradation, forest recovery through seedling recruitment, natural regeneration of mangroves, advanced molecular biology for restoring mangroves, and more.
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Microorganisms in Saline Environments Strategies and Functions

Microorganisms in Saline Environments  Strategies and Functions

Structural. and. Functional. Microbial. Diversity. in. Indian. Mangroves. Shayantan Mukherji, Shyamalina Haldar, and Abhrajyoti Ghosh Abstract Mangrove forests are excellent examples of extremely productive ecosystems, present on earth.

Author: Bhoopander Giri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030189754

Category: Science

Page: 466

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This book gathers the latest findings on the microbial ecology of saline habitats, plant-microbe interactions under saline conditions, and saline soil reclamation for agricultural use. The content is divided into four main parts: Part I outlines the definition of salinity, its genesis and impacts, and microbial diversity in saline habitats. Part II deals with impact of salinity on microbial and plant life/health. Part III highlights plant – microbe interactions in saline environments, and Part IV describes strategies for mitigation and reclamation of saline soils. The salinization of arable land is steadily increasing in many parts of the world. An excessive concentration of soluble salts (salinity) in soils or irrigation water adversely affects plant growth and survival. This problem is exacerbated in arid and semiarid areas due to their low precipitation and high evaporation rates. In turn, poor management practices and policies for using river water for the irrigation of agriculture crops often lead to the secondary salinization of soils. Considering the growing demands of a constantly expanding population, understanding the microbial ecology and interactions under saline conditions and their implications for sustainable agriculture is of utmost importance. Providing both an essential review of the status quo and a future outlook, this book represents a valuable asset for researchers, environmentalists and students working in microbiology and agriculture. .
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Mangroves Ecology Biodiversity and Management

Mangroves  Ecology  Biodiversity and Management

The book consolidates existing and emerging information on ecology of mangroves, with a special reference to their biodiversity and management. It emphasizes on the role of mangroves in providing various ecological services.

Author: Rajesh P. Rastogi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811624940

Category: Science

Page: 551

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Mangroves are one of the most productive and biologically important blue-carbon ecosystems across the coastal intertidal zone of earth. In the current scenario of serious environmental changes like global warming, climate change, extreme natural disasters, mangrove forests play a vital role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining ecosystem balance. Mangroves are unique ecosystems with rich biological diversity of different taxonomic groups exhibiting great ecological and commercial importance. The book consolidates existing and emerging information on ecology of mangroves, with a special reference to their biodiversity and management. It emphasizes on the role of mangroves in providing various ecological services. The book is a comprehensive compilation covering all aspects of mangrove ecology. It is useful for students and researchers in ecology, plants sciences and environmental sciences.
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Mangrove Ecosystem Structure and Function

Mangrove Ecosystem  Structure and Function

Fishpond operators, on the other hand, look at the profits derived from converting the mangrove into fishponds. ... for the traditional diversity of utilization is the horizontal and vertical differentiation of the mangrove forests.

Author: V.P. Singh

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9789387913714

Category: Science

Page: 297

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The book presents an account of mangrove forest ecosystem, its structure and function. Mangroves are littoral plant formation found in tropical and sub-tropical countries and occurs on the margins of oceans and estuaries. In this book all the aspects of mangrove forest have been discussed. The biodiversity, floristic composition and taxonomy have been enumerated very nicely. The loss of mangrove forest and its conservation and management aspects have been given in details. A case study of mangrove forests of Andaman islands and South Japan has been documented in details. This is very good book for those who are working on mangrove ecology, taxonomy, physiology and coastal ecology.
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Mangrove Ecosystems A Global Biogeographic Perspective

Mangrove Ecosystems  A Global Biogeographic Perspective

Structure, Function, and Services Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, Shing Yip Lee, Erik Kristensen, Robert R. Twilley ... (2015)), a 'no net loss' approach to maintain overall mangrove area may result in diverse forests being replaced by ...

Author: Victor H. Rivera-Monroy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319622064

Category: Science

Page: 399

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This book presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of mangrove ecological processes, structure, and function at the local, biogeographic, and global scales and how these properties interact to provide key ecosystem services to society. The analysis is based on an international collaborative effort that focuses on regions and countries holding the largest mangrove resources and encompasses the major biogeographic and socio-economic settings of mangrove distribution. Given the economic and ecological importance of mangrove wetlands at the global scale, the chapters aim to integrate ecological and socio-economic perspectives on mangrove function and management using a system-level hierarchical analysis framework. The book explores the nexus between mangrove ecology and the capacity for ecosystem services, with an emphasis on thresholds, multiple stressors, and local conditions that determine this capacity. The interdisciplinary approach and illustrative study cases included in the book will provide valuable resources in data, information, and knowledge about the current status of one of the most productive coastal ecosystem in the world.
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Forest Diversity and Function

Forest Diversity and Function

Some examples are also known locally in humid tropical forests (Evans 1992); as in the case of dense, monospecific mangrove forests (Gilbert et al. 2002). Monospecific plantations with apparently low disease susceptibility have rarely ...

Author: Michael Scherer-Lorenzen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540265993

Category: Science

Page: 401

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One of the central research themes in ecology is evaluating the extent to which biological richness is necessary to sustain the Earth's system and the functioning of individual ecosystems. In this volume, for the first time, the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in forests is thoroughly explored. The text examines the multiple effects of tree diversity on productivity and growth, biogeochemical cycles, animals, pests, and disturbances. Further, the importance of diversity at different scales, ranging from stand management to global issues, is considered. The authors provide both extensive reviews of the existing literature and own datasets. The volume is ideally suited for researchers and practitioners involved in ecosystem management and the sustainable use of forest resources.
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Mangroves Structure Functions Ecology and Biodiversity

Mangroves  Structure  Functions  Ecology and Biodiversity

The book Mangroves: Structure, Functions, Ecology and Biodiversity focuses on environmental and ecological studies of Gulf of Kachchh, Western Gujarat, India, in relation to eutrophication, biotic components, structure and functions of ...

Author: Dr. Hiren B. Soni

Publisher: Google Book Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 408

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Marine ecosystems are diverse habitats, endowed with physical, chemical, and geographical variations in the ecosystems, where the gradation from highly productive organisms to highly specialized organisms exists. India has almost 7,517 km long coast, of which 5,423 km belongs to the peninsular India, and around 2,094 km to the Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. The mainland coast of India consists of 43% sandy beaches; 11% rocky coast including cliffs; and 46% mudflats or marshy coast. This massive coastline of India supports the human population tremendously through marine resources. Nearly 250 million people live within the fringe of 50 km from the coastline of India. Hence, a vital role in India’s economic growth is played by the ecological services that the marine and coastal ecosystems provide. The MPAN (Marine Protected Area Network) in India regulates the natural marine resources to conserve the depleting biodiversity for the betterment of people that are dependent on these coastal resources. Moreover, Gujarat State is bestowed with one of the longest coastline of India (1,650 km). The Gulf of Kachchh (Gujarat) is India’s first Marine National Park (MNP) contributing to the ecological importance of the state’s coastal ecosystem; exhibiting the most vulnerable biological diversity in intertidal mudflats, gulfs, bays wetlands, mangroves, salt marshes, coral reefs, beaches, dunes, and estuaries. The book Mangroves: Structure, Functions, Ecology and Biodiversity focuses on environmental and ecological studies of Gulf of Kachchh, Western Gujarat, India, in relation to eutrophication, biotic components, structure and functions of mangroves, and biomonitoring of metals. The book covers an in-depth study of surface water and bottom sediment quality, diversity, density, abundance, commonness, rarity of shells, ecological structure and functions of mangrove environment including composition, population dynamics, community structure of floral and faunal species, phytochemical constituents of selected mangrove tree species, and biomonitoring of nutrients in Avicennia marina. The book would unquestionably be the need of an hour for mangroves managers, marine conservationists, and policy makers or decision authorities to prevent the unrestrained exploitation of marine biodiversity, destruction of potential mangrove habitats, and uncontrolled interactions of man and technology with mangrove ecosystems around the world.
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