By Ivan Nagelkerken
Mangrove forests, seagrass beds, and coral reefs are circumtropical ecosystems which are hugely effective, and supply many vital organic capabilities and monetary prone. those ecosystems disguise huge floor components within the shallow tropical coastal seascape yet have suffered from severe human degradation, in particular within the previous couple of many years. a part of their variety, productiveness, and functioning seems in line with their juxtaposition. in particular within the final decade major advances were made on new insights into their ecological connectivity. This authoritative ebook presents a first-time complete overview of the key ecological interactions throughout tropical marine ecosystems that consequence from the mutual trade of meals, natural topic, fish, and crustaceans. a bunch of major authors from worldwide studies the styles and underlying mechanisms of significant biogeochemical and organic linkages between tropical coastal ecosystems in 15 chapters. incorporated are chapters that overview state-of-the-art instruments to review and quantify those linkages, the significance of such linkages for fisheries, and the way tropical ecosystems might be conserved and controlled for sustainable use through destiny generations. The publication makes use of examples from around the world and offers an updated evaluate of the newest released literature. This ebook is a ‘must learn’ for execs engaged on the conservation, administration, and ecology of mangrove, seagrass and coral reef ecosystems.
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