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Mangrove Ecosystems: A Global Biogeographic Perspective: Structure, Function, and Services

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By: Victor H Rivera-Monroy(Editor), Shing Yip Lee(Editor), Erik Kristensen(Editor), Robert R Twilley(Editor)

385 pages, 75 colour & 50 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2017 | #236578 | ISBN-13: 9783319622040
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Mangrove Ecosystems: A Global Biogeographic Perspective presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of mangrove ecological processes structure, and function at the local, biogeographic and global scales and how these properties interact to provide key ecosystem services to society. The analysis is based on an international collaborative effort that focuses on regions and countries holding the largest mangrove resources and encompasses the major biogeographic and socio-economic settings of mangrove distribution. Given the economic and ecological importance of mangrove wetlands at the global scale, the chapters aim to integrate ecological and socio-economic perspectives on mangrove function and management using a system level hierarchical analysis framework. The book explores the nexus between mangrove ecology and the capacity for ecosystem services, with an emphasis on thresholds, multiple stressors, and local conditions that determine this capacity. The interdisciplinary approach and illustrative study cases included in Mangrove Ecosystems: A Global Biogeographic Perspective will provide valuable resources in data, information, and knowledge about the current status of one of the most productive coastal ecosystem in the world.


Preface Ariel E. Lugo

Chapter 1. Introduction Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, Shing Yip Lee, Erik Kristensen, Robert R. Twilley
Chapter 2. Mangrove Floristics and Biogeography Revisited: Further Deductions from Bodiversity Hot Spots, Ancestral Discontinuities and Common Evolutionary Processes Norman C. Duke
Chapter 3. Biodiversity Shing Yip Lee, E. B. Gareth Jones, Gustavo Castellanos-Galindo, Inga Nordhaus
Chapter 4. Spatial Ecology of Mangrove Forests: A Remote Sensing Perspective Richard Lucas, Alma Vazquez Lule,, Maria Teresa Rodriguez, Muhammad Kamal, Nathan Thomas, Emma Asbridge, Claudia Kuenzer
Chapter 5. Productivity and Carbon Dynamics in Mangrove Wetlands Robert R. Twilley, Edward Castaneda-Moya, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, Andre Rovai
Chapter 6. Biogeochemical Cycles: Global Approaches and Perspectives Erik Kristensen, Rod M. Connolly, Xose L. Otero, Cyril Marchand, Tiago O. Ferreira, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy
Chapter 7. Mangrove Ecosystems and Climate Change T.C. Jennerjahn, E. Gilman, K.W. Krauss, L.D. Lacerda, I. Nordhaus, E. Wolanski
Chapter 8. Mangroves and People: Local Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate Mark Huxham, Amrit Dencer-Brown, Karen Diele, Kandasamy Kathiresan, Ivan Nagelkerken, Caroline Wanjiru
Chapter 9. Anthropogenic Drivers of Mangrove Loss: Geographic Patterns and Implications for Livelihoods Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Emi Uchida, Luzhen Chen, Victor Osorio, Landon Yoder
Chapter 10. Mangrove Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation Jorge Lopez Portillo, Roy R. "Robin" Lewis III, Peter Saenger, Andre Rovai, Nico Koedam, Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, Claudia Agraz-Hernandez, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy
Chapter 11. Advancing Mangrove Macroecology Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, Michael J. Osland, John W. Day, Santanu Ray, Andre Rovai, Richard R. Day, Joyita Mukherjee Epilogue Shing Yip, Lee, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, Erik Kristensen, Robert Twilley


Affiliation of authors, biosketches
Subject index (including species)
Geographic index

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Victor H. Rivera-Monroy is an associate professor in the Department of Oceanography and coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University. He has performed ecological studies in mangrove-dominated ecosystems for the last 15 years in Latin America, particularly research on biogeochemistry, wetland productivity and restoration issues. Currently he is member of both the Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program funded by the US National Science Foundation and the Mexican LTER program.

Shing Yip (Joe) Lee is a professor and deputy director of the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. His work on mangroves is focussed on the ecosystem processes of mangroves, particularly the role of key fauna in trophodynamics. He has been working on mangroves in Southeast Asia and Australia since 1985. He was appointed founding co-chair of the IUCN Specialist Group on Mangroves in 2013.

Erik Kristensen is professor at the Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. He has during the last three decades travelled to many mangrove areas in Africa, Asia and Australia to do his research. This has been a simple necessity because his home country lacks mangrove forests. His mangrove research is focused on carbon, sulfur, iron and nitrogen biogeochemistry in mangrove sediments as well as food web dynamics among mangrove benthos.

Robert R. Twilley is professor in the Department of Oceanography and coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University. He has performed research in new and old world mangrove ecosystems during the last 25 years with emphasis on system ecology and biogeochemistry, conceptual and simulation models, coastal ecosystem restoration and nutrient dynamics. He is currently the executive director of the LSU-based Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU.

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