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Title Mangrove ecosystems of Asia : status, challenges and management strategies / I. Faridah-Hanum, A. Latiff, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Munir Ozturk, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 471 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Mangrove Ecosystem of Malaysia: Status, Challenges and Management Strategies / A. Latiff and I. Faridah-Hanum -- Distribution and Rarity of Rhizophoraceae in Peninsular Malaysia / W.A Wan Juliana, M.S Razali and A. Latiff -- Distribution and Current Status of Mangrove Forests in Indonesia / Cecep Kusmana -- Mangrove Forests in Thailand / Nathsuda Pumijumnong -- Philippines' Mangrove Ecosystem: Status, Threats and Conservation / Kristine B. Garcia, Pastor L. Malabrigo Jr. and Dixon T. GevaƱa -- Distribution, Characteristics and Economic Importance of Mangrove Forests in Iran / Saeed Rashvand and Seyed Mousa Sadeghi -- Plant Diversity and Forest Structure of the Three Protected Areas (Wildlife Sanctuaries) of Bangladesh Sundarbans: Current Status and Management Strategies / Saiful Islam, Mizanur Rahman and Sourav Chakma -- Mangrove Fauna of Asia / Muhammad Nawaz Rajpar and Mohamed Zakaria -- Mangrove Forests of Timor-Leste: Ecology, Degradation and Vulnerability to Climate Change / Daniel M. Alongi -- Vulnerability of Mangroves to Climate Change / Joanna C. Ellison -- Impacts of Climate Change on Asian Mangrove Forests / Asish Kumar Parida, Vivekanand Tiwari and Bhavanath Jha -- Quantification of Soil Organic Carbon Storage and Turnover in Two Mangrove Forests Using Dual Carbon Isotopic Measurements / Lianlian Yuan, Jinping Zhang, Chengde Shen, Hai Ren, Hongxiao Liu and Kexin Liu -- The Relationship Between Mangrove Deforestation and Economic Development in Thailand / Toyokazu Naito and Suphakarn Traesupap -- Remote Sensing Technology: Recent Advancements for Mangrove Ecosystems / Mohd Nazip Suratman -- Management Strategies for Sustainable Exploitation of Aquatic Resources of the Sundarbans Mangrove, Bangladesh / M. Enamul Hoq -- Economic Sustainability for Halophyte Cash Farms in Urban Environments / Paul Bierman-Lytle -- Research and Development Activities Towards Sustainable Management of Mangroves in Peninsular Malaysia / Azian Mohti, Ismail Parlan and Hamdan Omar -- Climate Change Adaptation: Management Options for Mangrove Areas / Joanna C. Ellison -- Managing Mangrove Habitat Expansion in New Zealand / Carolyn J. Lundquist, Donald J. Morrisey, Rebecca V. Gladstone-Gallagher and Andrew Swales -- Mangroves are Wetlands, not Forests: Some Implications for Their Management / Brij Gopal -- Erratum / I. Faridah-Hanum, A. Latiff, Khalid Rehman Hakeem and Munir Ozturk
Summary Mangrove ecosystems occur in the inter-tidal region between sea and land in tropical and sub-tropical latitudes and provide important ecosystem goods and services. These forests help stabilize shorelines and reduce the devastating impact of natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes. They serve as breeding and nursing grounds for marine species, and are sources of food, medicine, fuel, and building materials for local communities. However, these ecosystems have been declining at an alarming rate perhaps even more rapidly than inland tropical forests and much of what remains is in a degraded condition. Habitat destruction through human encroachment has been the primary cause of mangrove loss. The loss of mangrove habitats has resulted in a decline in fishery resources and biodiversity. This book provides an up-to-date account of mangrove ecosystems in Asia as well as restoration and ecosystem management techniques to ensure the sustainability and conservation of the mangrove. The book is divided into sections presenting the distribution and status of mangrove ecosystems in Asia, the challenges they are facing, the issues and opportunities arising from these challenges, and management strategies for mangrove conservation
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 4, 2013)
Subject Mangrove forests -- Asia
Mangrove conservation -- Asia
Mangrove ecology -- Asia
Conservation of natural resources.
Conservation of Natural Resources
NATURE -- Ecology.
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Wilderness.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Conservation of natural resources
Mangrove conservation
Mangrove ecology
Mangrove forests
Form Electronic book
Author I. Faridah Hanum, editor
LC no. 2013950763
ISBN 9781461485827