The Resource The Energetics of Mangrove Forests, by Daniel M. Alongi, (electronic resource)

The Energetics of Mangrove Forests, by Daniel M. Alongi, (electronic resource)

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The Energetics of Mangrove Forests
Title
The Energetics of Mangrove Forests
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by Daniel M. Alongi
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Language
eng
Summary
Despite their importance in sustaining livelihoods for many people living along some of the world’s most populous coastlines, tropical mangrove forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Occupying a crucial place between land and sea, these tidal ecosystems provide a valuable ecological and economic resource as important nursery grounds and breeding sites for many organisms, and as a renewable source of wood and traditional foods and medicines. Perhaps most importantly, they are accumulation sites for sediment, contaminants, carbon and nutrients, and offer significant protection against coastal erosion. This book presents a functional overview of mangrove forest ecosystems; how they live and grow at the edge of tropical seas, how they play a critical role along most of the world’s tropical coasts, and how their future might look in a world affected by climate change. Such a process-oriented approach is necessary in order to further understand the role of these dynamic forests in ecosystem function, and as a first step towards developing adequate strategies for their conservation and sustainable use and management. The book will provide a valuable resource for researchers in mangrove ecology as well as reference for resource managers
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Alongi, Daniel M
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0
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QH540-549.5
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non fiction
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  • Life sciences
  • Ecology
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Aquatic biology
  • Forests and forestry
  • Life Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Freshwater & Marine Ecology
  • Forestry
Label
The Energetics of Mangrove Forests, by Daniel M. Alongi, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
From the content 1. Introduction -- 2. Trees and Canopies. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Biomass Allocation. 2.3 Ecophysiology. 2.4 Tree Photosynthesis and Respiration. 2.5 Primary Productivity. 2.6 Life in the Canopy and Root Epibionts -- 3. Water and Sediment Dynamics. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Tides. 3.3 Groundwater. 3.4 Waves. 3.5 Sediment Transport and Flocculation. 3.6 Sedimentation and Accretion. 3.7 Chemical and Biological Consequences of Water and Sediment Flow -- 4. Life in Tidal Waters. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Physicochemical and Biochemical Attributes. 4.3 Loops, Chains, and Hubs in the Microbial Machinery. 4.4 Phytoplankton Dynamics. 4.5 Are Mangrove Waters Net Heterotrophic or Autotrophic? 4.6 Zooplankton. 4.7 Nekton. 4.8 Is There a Link between Mangroves and Fisheries Production?- 5. The Forest Floor. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Soil Composition and Physicochemical Attributes. 5.3 Life on the Forest Floor. 5.4 Microbial Processes in Forest Soils -- 6. Ecosystem Dynamics -- 7. Synthesis
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unknown
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9781402042713
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-4271-3
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4020-4271-3
Label
The Energetics of Mangrove Forests, by Daniel M. Alongi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the content 1. Introduction -- 2. Trees and Canopies. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Biomass Allocation. 2.3 Ecophysiology. 2.4 Tree Photosynthesis and Respiration. 2.5 Primary Productivity. 2.6 Life in the Canopy and Root Epibionts -- 3. Water and Sediment Dynamics. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Tides. 3.3 Groundwater. 3.4 Waves. 3.5 Sediment Transport and Flocculation. 3.6 Sedimentation and Accretion. 3.7 Chemical and Biological Consequences of Water and Sediment Flow -- 4. Life in Tidal Waters. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Physicochemical and Biochemical Attributes. 4.3 Loops, Chains, and Hubs in the Microbial Machinery. 4.4 Phytoplankton Dynamics. 4.5 Are Mangrove Waters Net Heterotrophic or Autotrophic? 4.6 Zooplankton. 4.7 Nekton. 4.8 Is There a Link between Mangroves and Fisheries Production?- 5. The Forest Floor. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Soil Composition and Physicochemical Attributes. 5.3 Life on the Forest Floor. 5.4 Microbial Processes in Forest Soils -- 6. Ecosystem Dynamics -- 7. Synthesis
Dimensions
unknown
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781402042713
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-4271-3
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4020-4271-3

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