Mangroves: unusual forests at the seas edge

Duke, Norman C., and Schmitt, Klaus (2015) Mangroves: unusual forests at the seas edge. In: Pancel, Laslo, and Köhl, Michael, (eds.) Tropical Forestry Handbook. Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-24.

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Mangroves form distinct sea-edge forested habitat of dense, undulating canopies in both wet and arid tropic regions of the world. These highly adapted, forest wetland ecosystems have many remarkable features, making them a constant source of wonder and inquiry. This chapter introduces mangrove forests, the factors that influence them, and some of their key benefits and functions. This knowledge is considered essential for those who propose to manage them sustainably. We describe key and currently recommended strategies in an accompanying article on mangrove forest management (Schmitt and Duke 2015).

Item ID: 43468
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-642-41554-8
Keywords: mangroves; tidal wetlands; tidal forests; biodiversity; structure; biomass; ecology; forest growth and development; recruitment; influencing factors; human pressures; replacement and damage
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 06:14
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 35%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management @ 35%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050206 Environmental Monitoring @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 35%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960603 Environmental Lifecycle Assessment @ 35%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 30%
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