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By L. D. Lacerda, J. E. Conde, B. Kjerfve, R. Alvarez-León, C. Alarcón (auth.), Prof. Dr. Luiz Drude de Lacerda (eds.)

This ebook offers the ecology of mangroves commonly from the viewpoint of people that have daily event with those exceptional forests, instead of from those that purely make a standard brief stopover at to unique locations. It includes 5 chapters written via experts of mangrove forests around the globe, and lots of the effects and knowledge have been amassed from foreign cooperation learn courses constructed over the past decade. the 1st 3 chapters describe the origins, constitution, functionality and administration of mangrove forests in tropical the USA, Africa and Asia. The final chapters current an outline of mangrove phenology and its state of the art administration and conservation guidelines. The chapters current a neighborhood view of mangroves as a common source in use by means of a wide fraction of the coastal populationss within the tropics and subtropics. The textual content comprises wide info at the biodiversity and physicochemical facets of those forests, on their biogeography and ecology, and possibly for the 1st time in a textbook on mangroves, manifold info at the makes use of, administration suggestions, silviculture and conventional and smooth makes use of of those atmosphere services. additionally, overviews of the foremost anthropogenic and usual affects that reason affects on those ecosystems are presented.

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