© 2002

Mangrove Ecosystems

Function and Management

  • Luiz Drude de Lacerda

Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. L. D. Lacerda, J. E. Conde, B. Kjerfve, R. Alvarez-León, C. Alarcón, J. Polanía
    Pages 1-62
  3. E. S. Diop, C. Gordon, A. K. Semesi, A. Soumaré, N. Diallo, A. Guissé et al.
    Pages 63-121
  4. M. Vannucci
    Pages 123-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-292

About this book


This book presents the ecology of mangroves mostly from the point of view of people who have everyday experience with these wonderful forests, rather than from those who only make a typical short visit to exotic places. It contains five chapters written by specialists of mangrove forests around the world, and most of the results and information were gathered from international cooperation research programs developed during the last decade. The first three chapters describe the origins, structure, function and management of mangrove forests in tropical America, Africa and Asia. The last two chapters present an overview of mangrove phenology and its state-of-the-art management and conservation policies. The chapters present a regional view of mangroves as a natural resource in use by a large fraction of the coastal populationss in the tropics and subtropics. The text includes extensive data on the biodiversity and physicochemical aspects of these forests, on their biogeography and ecology, and probably for the first time in a textbook on mangroves, manifold information on the uses, management techniques, silviculture and traditional and modern uses of these ecosystem products and services. Also, overviews of the major anthropogenic and natural influences that cause impacts on these ecosystems are presented.


Coastal Management Mangrove Mangroves Seen Sustainable Use Tropical Ecology biodiversity ecology ecosystem lake ocean

Editors and affiliations

  • Luiz Drude de Lacerda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeochemistryUniversidade Federal FluminenseNiteroiBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mangrove Ecosystems
  • Book Subtitle Function and Management
  • Authors Volker Linneweber
  • Editors Luiz Drude de Lacerda
  • Series Title Environmental Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-42208-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07585-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04713-2
  • Series ISSN 1863-5520
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geography, general
    Geoecology/Natural Processes
    Nature Conservation
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From the reviews:

"The present publication is an attempt to present in an organized manner the present state of knowledge, which could be useful for decision makers and of interest to all those who understand the ecological and economic potential of the various types of mangrove ecosystems. The book contains five chapters written by specialists in mangrove forest around the world. … This book can be highly recommended to all who are concerned with the future of mangrove forests, both for their sustainable use and for their protection." (Ulrich Saint-Paul, Ecotropica, Vol. 12, 2006)