Mangrove Ecosystems in India and their Conservation

Mathew, Grace and Jeyabaskaran, R and Prema, D (2010) Mangrove Ecosystems in India and their Conservation. In: Coastal Fishery Resources of India - Conservation and sustainable utilisation. Meenakumari, B and Boopendranath, M R and Edwin, Leela and Sankar, T V and Gopal, Nikita and Ninan, George,(eds.) Society of Fisheries Technologists, pp. 186-196.



Mangroves are salt-tolerant forest ecosystems found mainly in tropical and sub-tropical inter-tidal regions of the world. They are associations of halophytic trees, shrubs or other plants that have the common trait of growing in shallow and muddy salt water or brackish waters, especially along quiet shorelines and in estuaries. Typically they produce tangled masses of arching roots that are exposed during low tides. Mangroves do not appear on sandy beaches and rocky shores.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mangrove Ecosystems; India; Conservation
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Conservation
Marine Ecosystems > Mangroves
Marine Environment > Climate change
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:8755
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:29 Oct 2011 15:58
Last Modified:29 Oct 2011 15:58

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