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Ecology of Faunal Communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Richtly illustrated
Written by experts
Provides new insights into various aspects of the faunal communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

By: Krishnamoorthy Venkataraman (Editor), C Raghunathan (Editor), Chandrakasan Sivaperuman (Editor), DV Negi (Foreword By)

340 pages, 125 colour photos and illustrations, 16 b/w illustrations, tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | May 2012 | #197489 | ISBN-13: 9783642283345
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About this book

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, consist of 572 islands with a land area of 8249 km2. Their topography is hilly and undulating, with elevations up to 732 m on the Andaman and up to 568 m on the Nicobar Islands. They are known for their rich biodiversity and a very high degree of endemicity in all taxa, especially in plants, reptiles, fishes and corals. Their habitats include bays, mangroves, moist deciduous forests and evergreen forests. Comprising 20 chapters each written by an expert or professional in his/her particular field Ecology of Faunal Communities on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands offers new insights into the fascinating faunal communities of these islands and provides the fundamentals for their conservation and environmental management.


Contents

1. Polychaetes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Status of the benthos and its environment in Jolly Buoy Island, Magathma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman, India
3. Intertidal distribution of the coral-boring barnacle Lithotrya nicobarica Reinhardt, 1850 in the Great Nicobar Island
4. Coral boring fauna of the Great Nicobar Island
5. On the recurrence of coral bleaching and recovery in North Bay, Port Blair
6. Status and distribution of Trochus niloticus (Linnaeus, 1767) in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
7. Ichtyofaunal diversity in Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
8. Diversity and abundance of Chondrichthyan Fishes in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
9. Structure of reef fish communities of seven islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
10. Seaweed distribution in South and Little Andaman
11. Diversity of Butterflies in Ritchie's Archipelago, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
12. Diversity and distribution of corals and their associated fauna of Rani Jhansi Marine National Park, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
13. Diversity and distribution of Odonates of Ritchie's Archipelago, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
14. Butterflies and birds of Chidiyatapu Biological Park, South Andaman
15. Social organisation of the Nicobar Megapode Megapodius nicobariensis (Galliformes, Aves) in the Great Nicobar Island
16. Habitat preference of the Nicobar Megapode Megapodius nicobariensis in the Great Nicobar Island, India
17. Ecology and conservation of the Narcondam Hornbill Aceros narcondami
18. Abundance and species distribution of bird communities in Ritchie's Archipelago, Andaman and Nicobar islands
19. Diversity and conservation of indigenous poultry germplasm of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
20. Diversity and conservation of farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR) of Andaman and Nicobar Islands


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