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The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses

Peter Hogarth


Mangroves and seagrasses form extensive and highly productive ecosystems that are biologically diverse and economically valuable. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the biology and ecology of mangroves and seagrasses, using a global range of examples. It deals with the adaptations of these plants to their exacting environment; the rich and diverse communities of organisms that depend on mangrove forests and seagrass meadows (including tree-climbing shrimps, synchronously flashing fireflies, and ‘gardening’ seacows); the links between mangrove, seagrass, and other ... More

Keywords: seagrasses, ecosystems, biology of mangroves, ecology of mangroves, mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, global climate change, pollution conservation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198568704
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Hogarth, author
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology, University of York, UK