The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses

Paperback | June 14, 2015

byPeter J. Hogarth

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Mangroves and seagrasses form extensive and highly productive ecosystems that are both biologically diverse and economically valuable. This book, now in its third edition and fully updated throughout, continues to provide a current and comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the biologyand ecology of mangroves and seagrasses. Using a global range of examples and case studies, it describes the unique adaptations of these plants to their exacting environments; the rich and diverse communities of organisms that depend on mangrove forests and seagrass meadows (including tree-climbingshrimps, synchronously flashing fireflies, and "gardening" seacows); the links between mangrove, seagrass, and other habitats; and the evolution, biodiversity, and biogeography of mangroves and seagrasses. The economic value of mangroves and seagrasses is also discussed, including approaches torational management of these vital resources and techniques for the restoration of degraded habitats. A final chapter, new to this edition, examines the potential effects of global climate change including sea level rise.As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, particular emphasis is placed on the organisms that dominate these fascinating aquatic ecosystems although pollution, conservation, and experimental aspects are also considered. This accessible textbook assumes no previous knowledge of mangroveor seagrass ecology and is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional ecologists, conservation practitioners, and resource managers.

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Mangroves and seagrasses form extensive and highly productive ecosystems that are both biologically diverse and economically valuable. This book, now in its third edition and fully updated throughout, continues to provide a current and comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the biologyand ecology of mangroves and seagrasses. Usin...

Peter J. Hogarth studied Zoology at Edinburgh University, graduating with BSc Zoology in 1965. He then did a PhD at the Department of Biology at the University of York, and was appointed Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer and Senior Lecturer. He retired in 2008, and currently holds an Honorary Fellowship in the Department. He has worke...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:June 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198716559

ISBN - 13:9780198716556

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Table of Contents

1. Mangroves and seagrasses2. Mangroves and their environment3. Seagrasses and their environment4. Community structure and dynamics5. The mangrove community: terrestrial components6. The mangrove community: marine components7. Seagrass communities8. Measuring and modelling9. Comparisons and connections10. Biodiversity and biogeography11. Impacts12. Global climate change

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"Hogarth has produced an impressive book on the mangrove ecosystem...I strongly recommend it as an introductory text for naturalists, students, and professional biologists embarking on studies in mangrove environments." --Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin