Mangrove Ecology, Silviculture and Conservation
Springer Science & Business Media, 29 июн. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 360
Mangroves are a fascinating group of plants that occur on tropical and subtropical shorelines of all continents, where they are exposed to saltwater inundation, low oxygen levels around their roots, high light and temperature conditions, and periodic tropical storms. Despite these harsh conditions, mangroves may form luxuriant forests which are of significant economic and environmental value throughout the world - they provide coastal protection and underpin fisheries and forestry operations, as well as a range of other human activities.
This book provides an up-to-date account of mangrove plants from around the world, together with silvicultural and restoration techniques, and the management requirements of these communities to ensure their sustainability and conservation.
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The Mangrove Flora
Adapting to the Mangrove Environment
Physicochemical Factors and Mangrove Performance
Biotic Interactions and Mangrove Performance
Mangrove Structure and Classification
The Value of Mangroves 207