The Botany of Mangroves Hardback
Mangroves are distinctive tropical plant communities that occupy the intertidal zone between sea and land.
They are of major ecological importance, have economic value as a source of food and raw materials, and serve as a buffer from flooding and climate change-induced sea level rise.
Mangroves are under threat from pollution, clearance and over-exploitation, and increasing concern has driven demand for an improved understanding of mangrove species.
This book provides an introduction to mangroves, including their taxonomy, habitat-specific features, reproduction and socio-economic value.
Fully updated to reflect the last two decades of research, this new edition of a key text includes newly documented taxa, new understandings of vivipary and the evolution of mangrove species, and a rich set of colour illustrations.
It will appeal to researchers and students across a range of disciplines, including botany, ecology and zoology.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 432 pages, 13 Tables, black and white; 24 Plates, color; 128 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 27/10/2016
- Category: Botany & plant sciences
- ISBN: 9781107080676