Seagrass meadows in India and their certain ecosystem services

Kaladharan, P and Abhijith, Ramya and Anasu Koya, A (2018) Seagrass meadows in India and their certain ecosystem services. Discovery Nature, 12. pp. 108-114.

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    Abstract

    Seagrass meadows also known as marine prairies have attained tremendous significance and their services as ecosystem are greatly valued for food, feed, shelter, refuge marine biodiversity hotspots and nursery grounds to many marine vertebrates and invertebrates of commercial and ecological importance, besides their highest primary production and their role in checking ocean acidification and global warming impacts through their excellent carbon sequestration potential. Ecosystem services of certain seagrass meadows available in Indian coasts within the four categories such as cultural, provisioning, regulating and supporting are discussed in this communication. While exploiting the services offered by the seagrass meadows, their conservation should assign top priority

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Coastal gleaning, Carbon sequestration, Gulf of Mannar, Seagrass ecosystem, Halophila beccarii, Lakshadweep, Provisioning services, Regulatory services, Tellina angulate, Murex vergineus
    Subjects: Marine Botany > Seagrass
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2018 06:27
    Last Modified: 04 Dec 2018 06:27
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13257

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