World Atlas of Mangroves

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Routledge, 23.09.2010 - 336 Seiten
Published with ISME, ITTO and project partners FAO, UNESCO-MAB, UNEP-WCMC and UNU-INWEH This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by a leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full colour atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Mangroves are considered both ecologically and from a human perspective. Initial chapters provide a global view, with information on distribution, biogeography, productivity and wider ecology, as well as on human uses, economic values, threats, and approaches for mangrove management. These themes are revisited throughout the regional chapters, where the maps provide a spatial context or starting point for further exploration. The book also presents a wealth of statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management.
 

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Inhalt

1 Mangrove Ecosystems
1
2 Mangroves and People
23
3 Mapping Mangroves
47
4 Eastern and Southern Africa
57
5 The Middle East
71
6 South Asia
85
7 SouthEast Asia
103
8 East Asia
135
10 Pacific Islands
161
11 North and Central America and the Caribbean
181
12 South America
215
13 West and Central Africa
241
Annex 1 Species Descriptions and Range Maps
263
Annex 2 National Species Lists
277
Annex 3 National Statistics
287
Index
305

9 Australia and New Zealand
143

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Über den Autor (2010)

Dr Mark Spalding is Senior Marine Scientist at the Conservation Strategies Division of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and is based at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK. Dr Mami Kainuma is the Project Coordinator and a Senior Researcher for the International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems (ISME), Japan. Lorna Collins has worked as a research associate for TNC and holds a Masters degree in Marine Biology from the University of Plymouth, UK.

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