Mangroves are one of the most productive and biologically important blue-carbon ecosystems across the coastal intertidal zone of earth. In the current scenario of serious environmental changes like global warming, climate change, extreme natural disasters, mangrove forests play a vital role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining ecosystem balance. Mangroves are unique ecosystems with rich biological diversity of different taxonomic groups exhibiting great ecological and commercial importance. The book consolidates existing and emerging information on ecology of mangroves, with a special reference to their biodiversity and management. It emphasizes on the role of mangroves in providing various ecological services. The book is a comprehensive compilation covering all aspects of mangrove ecology. It is useful for students and researchers in ecology, plants sciences and environmental sciences.
Chapter 1. Mangroves: Types and Importance
Chapter 2. Biogeography of the Mangrove Ecosystem: Floristics, population structure and conservation strategies
Chapter 3. Mangroves as feeding and breeding grounds
Chapter 4. Factors influencing mangrove ecosystems
Chapter 5. Energy Flux in Mangrove Ecosystems
Chapter 6. Nitrogen and Phosphorus budget in mangrove ecosystem
Chapter 7. Mangroves as a Carbon Sink/Stocks
Chapter 8. Estimation of Blue Carbon stock of mangrove ecosystem and its dynamics in relation to hydrogeomorphic settings and land use-landcover
Chapter 9. Responses of Mangrove Ecosystems to Climatea Change in the Anthropocene
Chapter 10. Roles of mangroves in combating the climate change
Chapter 11. Role of mangroves in pollution abatement
Chapter 12. Measurement and modeling of above-ground root systems as attributes of flow and wave attenuation function of mangroves
Chapter 13. Mangrove as Natural Barrier to Environmental Risks and Coastal Protection
Chapter 14. Diversity and community structure of polychaetes in mangroves of Indian coast
Chapter 15. Structure and Diversity of Plants in Mangrove Ecosystems
Chapter 16. Livelihood of Forest Dependent Dwellers in relation to the Exploitation of Resources at the fringe of Indian Sundarban
Chapter 17. The Roles of Mangroves in Sustainable Tourism Development
Chapter 18. Aquaculture in Mangroves
Chapter 19. Ecological Valuation and Ecosystem Services of Mangroves
Chapter 20. Management Action Plans for Development of Mangrove Forest Reserves
Chapter 21. Geo-spatial tools for Mapping and Monitoring Coastal Mangroves
Dr Rajesh P Rastogi is a scientist at the Ministry of EF&CC, New Delhi, India. He obtained his graduate and a post-graduate degree from Patna University, Bihar and completed a PhD in Botany at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Dr Rastogi is the recipient of some national/international awards & fellowships. He was a visiting scientist at Friedrich Alexander University, Nuremberg, Germany and served as a visiting professor of biochemistry at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He has published several research and review papers in journals and books of international repute and also edited some books. His field of research includes freshwater and marine algae and cyanobacterial ecology, plant-physiology, photochemistry & photobiology and stress biology.
Dr Mahendra Phulwaria is a Scientist at MoEF&CC, New Delhi, India. He received his Graduation from Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University and obtained a postgraduate and PhD in Botany from Jai Narain Vyas University, Rajasthan, India. His main field of research is plant tissue culture (organogenesis, synthetic seed technology, in vitro conservation, micropropagation of woody and medicinal plants), and molecular biology (genetic diversity analysis using DNA barcoding). Dr Phulwaria was awarded SERB Young Scientist by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi and Post-Doctoral Fellowship by UGC, New Delhi. He is a Member of the International Association of Plant Biotechnology, India Chapter.
Dr Dharmendra K. Gupta is Scientist ‘F’ and Director (S) of Hazardous Substance Management Division in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India at New Delhi, India and already published more than 115 refereed research papers and review articles in peer-reviewed international journals and in books, also edited 17 books from Springer. His field of research includes abiotic stress by radionuclides and heavy metals and xenobiotics in plants; antioxidative system in plants, environmental pollution (radionuclides and heavy metals) remediation through plants (phytoremediation).