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Asia-Pacific Symposium on Mangrove Ecosystems

Proceedings of the International Conference held at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, September 1–3, 1993

  • Editors
  • Yuk-Shan Wong
  • Nora F. Y. Tam
Conference proceedings

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. J. Hovenden, M. Curran, M. A. Cole, P. F. E. Goulter, N. J. Skelton, W. G. Allaway
    Pages 23-29
  3. Eric Wolanski
    Pages 31-42
  4. Yoshihiro Mazda, Nobuyuki Kanazawa, Eric Wolanski
    Pages 51-58
  5. S. A. Alias, A. J. Kuthubutheen, E. B. G. Jones
    Pages 97-106
  6. N. F. Y. Tam, S. H. Li, C. Y. Lan, G. Z. Chen, M. S. Li, Y. S. Wong
    Pages 149-158

About these proceedings


Mangrove ecosystems are typical formations found in coastal deposits of mud and silt throughout the tropics and some distance into the subtropical latitudes. The total wordwide mangrove area, which is estimated at about 170,000 km2 with some sixty species of trees and shrubs exclusive to the habitat, dominates approximately 75% of the world's coastline between latitudes 25°N and 25°S. Such unique intertidal ecosystems support genetically diverse communities of terrestrial and aquatic organisms that are of direct or indirect socioeconomic values. Mangrove forests play important roles as coastal stabilization and protection against winds and storms; producers of nutrients, forest resources and animal species of economic importance. Recently, the issues on the conservation, proper utilization and management of mangrove forests have been widely discussed. Unfortunately, overexploitation and destruction of mangroves seriously threatens the sustainability of such a unique ecosystem.
This volume includes papers on three main areas: recent advances in mangrove ecology; application and utilization of mangrove resources; and conservation and management of the ecosystems.


Ecology Mangrove Wind benthic ecosystem ecosystems nutrient cycling

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Asia-Pacific Symposium on Mangrove Ecosystems
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the International Conference held at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, September 1–3, 1993
  • Editors Yuk-Shan Wong
    Nora F.Y. Tam
  • Series Title Developments in Hydrobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3291-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-0289-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 362
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Ecology
    Freshwater & Marine Ecology
    Nature Conservation
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