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Tropical Seagrass Ecosystems: Structure and Dynamics in the Indo-West Pacific

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Edited By: PC Pollard and I Kolke

233 pages, B/w illus.


Paperback | Dec 1993 | #32183 | ISBN: 0643055223
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Seagrasses, which support a vast array of resources harvested by commercial and artisanal fisheries in the coastal regions of the world's tropics, are under threat from eutrophication, contamination with other pollutants and increased sedimentation. This collection of scientific research papers, reprinted from the "Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research", reports on recent work on tropical seagrass ecosystems in coastal areas of northern Australia and the Pacific ocean.


Part 1 Biogeography and distribution patterns: biogeography of the tropical seagrasses in the western Pacific, H. Mukai; seagrasses between Cape York and Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia, W.J. Lee Long et al; intra-annual changes in seagrass standing crop, Green Island, northern Queensland, J.E. Mellors et al. Part 2 Morphology: occurrence and fruit and seed biology of Halophila tricostata Greenway (hydrocharitaceae), J. Kuo et al; functional leaf anatomy and ultrastructure in a marine angiosperm, Syringodium isoetifolium (aschers) Dandy (cymodoceaceae), J. Kuo; root anatomy and rhizosphere ultrastructure in tropical seagrasses, J. Kuo; root-hair structure and development in the seagrass halophila ovalis (R. Br.) Hook, f, D.G. Roberts. Part 3 Biogeochemistry: partioning of the nitrogen stock in the vicinity of a Fijian seagrass bed dominated by syringodium isoetifolium (ascherson) dandy, M. Yamamuro et al; Nitrogen fixation in seagrass communities during summer in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia, D.J.W. Moriarty and M.J. O'Donohue; photosynthetic characteristics of seagrasses (cymodocea serrulata, thalassia hemprichii and zostera capricorni) in a low-light environment, with a comparison of leaf-marking and lacunal-gas measurements of productivity, P.C. Pollard and M. Greenway; the role of epiphytic and epibenthic algal productivity in a tropical seagrass, syringodium isoetifolium (aschers) dandy, community, P.C. Pollard and K. Kogure; bacterial decomposition of detritus in a tropical seagrass (syringodium isoetifolium) ecosystem, measured with [methyl-(3)H]thymidine, P.C. Pollard and K. Kogure,; carbon and nitrogen budgets of two ascidians and their symbiont, prochloron, in a tropical seagrass meadow, I. Koike et al; fauna-seagrass interactions - relationship between seagrass standing crop and the spatial distribution and abundance of the natantian fauna at Green Island, northern Queensland, J.E. Mellors and H. Marsh; distribution of seagrasses, and their fish and penaeid prawn communities, in Cairns harbour, a tropical estuary, northern Queensland, Australia, R.G. Coles et al; simulation estimates of annual yield and landed value for commercial penaeid prawns from a tropical seagrass habitat, northern Queensland, Australia, R.A. Watson et al; why are some prawns found in seagrass? an experimental study of brown (penaeus esculentus) and grooved (P. semisulcatus) tiger prawns, B.J. Hill and T.J. Wassenberg; stomach content analysis of a dugong (dugong dugon) from south Sulawesi, Indonesia, P.L.A. Erftemeijer et al.

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