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Loricate Ciliate Tintinnids in a Tropical Mangrove Wetland: Diversity, Distribution and Impact of Climate Change

Looks at why should tintinnid been given priority
Equips readers on the methodology, results and discussion of tintinnid
Explains the impact of stress on tintinnid community

Series: SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

By: Santhosh Kumar Sarkar (Author)

106 pages, 40 colour photos, 14 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Jan 2015 | #219684 | ISBN-13: 9783319127927
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About this book

Loricate Ciliate Tintinnids in a Tropical Mangrove Wetland is an integrated approach to present a detailed case study in order to address the taxonomic and ecological features of this planktonic choreotrich protists in an iconic tropical mangrove wetland – Sundarban. To identify each tintinnid species, emphasis is given with regards to taxonomic features accompanied by high resolution images. This work explores the interaction between man-induced stress and the impact of climate change which is threatening the tintinnid biodiversity, and suggests, for example, remedial measures by adopting sound management strategies.

Tintinnids (Protozoa: Ciliata: Tintinnida) are a coherent group ecologically recognized as micro-zooplankton. They deserve special attention because of their unique biodiversity and their crucial, functional role in the marine food chain. This is a valuable reference source for students, researchers, policy planners and coastal managers engaged in the field of marine biology, microbial ecology and marine bio-resources.


1. Introduction
2. Methodology (Materials and Methods)
3. Results and Discussion
4. Impact of stress on Tintinnid Community

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