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Diversity and Function in Mangrove Ecosystems

Proceedings of Mangrove Symposia held in Toulouse, France, 9–10 July 1997 and 8–10 July 1998

  • Editors
  • R. S. Dodd

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Zara Afzal-Rafii, Richard S. Dodd, Marie-Thérèse Fauvel
    Pages 1-9
  3. Pushpa Damayanthi Abeysinghe, Ludwig Triest, Bart De Greef, Nico Koedam, Sanath Hettiarachi
    Pages 11-16
  4. Jaime R. Cantera K., Bernard A. Thomassin, Patrick M. Arnaud
    Pages 17-33
  5. Vanina Pasqualini, Jacques Iltis, Nadine Dessay, Marc Lointier, Olivier Guelorget, Laurent Polidori
    Pages 127-133
  6. Marie-Christine Cormier-Salem
    Pages 135-142

About these proceedings

Introduction

Mangroves are salt-adapted plants that are found along many of the world's tropical and sub-tropical coastlines. Regrettably, these plants are being lost due to over-exploitation, pollution, conversion to agriculture and aquaculture and other causes. This is having important consequences for local human populations that traditionally rely on this resource, and is upsetting the fine balance needed to maintain this highly productive ecosystem.
This text brings together some papers from two recent international symposia on the mangrove ecosystem. It provides an outline of future directions in mangrove research considered to be urgent by prominent mangrove scientists. Contributions include aspects of population differentiation in mangrove species that have been very little studied so far, ecological function, and restoration and management of the mangrove ecosystem. This book is intended for scientists actively working in the areas of mangrove ecology and management.

Keywords

Fauna Mangrove aquaculture ecology ecosystem

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