Mangrove Ecosystems of Asia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461485827
  • ISBN-13: 9781461485827
  • DDC: 577.698
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 473 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The book provides an up-to-date account of mangrove forests from Asia, together with restoration techniques, and the management requirements of these ecosystems to ensure their sustainability and conservation. All aspects of mangroves and their conservation are critically re-examined. The book is divided into three sections presenting the distribution and status of mangrove ecosystems in Asia, the challenges they are facing, their issues and opportunities, and the management strategies for their conservation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
1: Mangrove Ecosystem of Malaysia: Status, Challenges and Management Strategies.
2: Distribution and Rarity of Rhizophoraceae in Peninsular Malaysia.
3: Distribution and Current Status of Mangrove Forests in Indonesia.
4: Mangrove Forests in Thailand.
5: Philippines' Mangrove Ecosystem: Status, Threats and Conservation.
6: Distribution, Characteristics and Economic Importance of Mangrove Forests in Iran.
7: Plant Diversity and Forest Structure of the Three Protected Areas (Wildlife Sanctuaries) of Bangladesh Sundarbans: Current Status and Management Strategies.
8: Mangrove Fauna of Asia.
9: Mangrove Forests of Timor-Leste: Ecology, Degradation and Vulnerability to Climate Change.
10: Vulnerability of Mangroves to Climate Change.
11: Impacts of Climate Change on Asian Mangrove Forests.
12: Quantification of Soil Organic Carbon Storage and Turnover in Two Mangrove Forests Using Dual Carbon Isotopic Measurements.
13: The Relationship Between Mangrove Deforestation and Economic Development in Thailand.
14: Remote Sensing Technology: Recent Advancements for Mangrove Ecosystems.
15: Management Strategies for Sustainable Exploitation of Aquatic Resources of the Sundarbans Mangrove, Bangladesh.
16: Economic Sustainability for Halophyte Cash Farms in Urban Environments.
17: Research and Development Activities Towards Sustainable Management of Mangroves in Peninsular Malaysias.
18: Climate Change Adaptation: Management Options for Mangrove Areas.
19: Managing Mangrove Habitat Expansion in New Zealand.
20: Mangroves are Wetlands, not Forests: Some Implications for Their Management.