At the mouth of Ganga-Brahmaputra river system, Sundarbans represents one of the largest single areas of mangrove forests. The mangrove ecosystems are hot spots of biological diversity and very productive with its food chain and nutrient cycle. The mangrove vegetation is greatly influenced by soil properties along with salinity. The soil structure and soil salinity control the distribution of mangroves in the Indian Sundarbans.
Chemistry of Mangrove Ecosystem of the Indian Sundarbans highlights the nature and properties of mangrove soil, the importance of soil properties on the occurrence of different mangrove species, the nature of habitats of mangroves of the Sundarban Tiger Reserve and includes information for the development of eco-friendly conservation of mangrove species.