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Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Mangroves

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Ellison, JC, Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Mangroves, Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach, Elsevier, E Perillo, E Wolanski, D Cahoon, and M Brinson (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 565-591. ISBN 978-0-444-53103-2 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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Abstract

Mangrove forests occur most extensively on low-energy, sedimentary shorelines of the tropics, generally between intertidal elevations. Their global extents are limited by the 20C sea surface temperature isotherm; hence, coastal distributions in the subtropics are influenced by the origin of influencing oceanic currents (Figure 1), thus reaching higher latitudes on east coasts of continents relative to west. Within these temperature-controlled global ranges, the extent of mangrove habitats is mostly controlled by availability of suitable environmental settings, and biodiversity therein is mostly controlled by biogeographic history (Duke et al., 1998).

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:mangroves, sediments of swamps
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Author:Ellison, JC (Dr Joanna Ellison)
ID Code:61049
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2010-02-25
Last Modified:2014-04-04
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