Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. U. Saint-Paul
      Pages 9-15
  3. Geography and Biogeochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. H. Behling, M. Cohen, R. J. Lara, V. Vedel
      Pages 35-44
    3. B. P. Koch, T. Dittmar, R. J. Lara
      Pages 45-67
  4. Floristic and Faunistic Studies in Mangroves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. U. Mehlig, M. P. M. Menezes, A. Reise, D. Schories, E. Medina
      Pages 71-107
    3. C. R. Beasley, M. E. B. Fernandes, E. A. G. Figueira, D. S. Sampaio, K. R. Melo, R. S. Barros
      Pages 109-123
  5. Dynamics in the Mangrove System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. U. Berger, M. Wolff
      Pages 143-151
  6. Ecology and Fishery of Fin-Fish in the Mangrove System

About this book

Introduction

Mangrove ecosystems are being increasingly threatened by human activities. Their biotic productivity supplies food and other resources to the human populations that inhabit or make use of them. This volume highlights the results of a ten-year German / Brazilian research project, called MADAM, in one of the largest continuous mangrove areas of the world, located in northern Brazil. Based on the analysis of the ecosystem dynamics, management strategies for the conversation and sustainable use of mangroves are presented and discussed. Beyond the scientific results, this book also provides guidelines for the development of international cooperation projects.

Keywords

Ecology Fauna Geochemistry Habitat Mangrove Monitoring Plankton Population biome development ecosystem dynamics ecosystems environment floristics wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Saint-Paul
    • 1
  • Horacio Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine EcoloBremenGermany
  2. 2., Instituto de Estudos CosteirosUniversidade Federal do ParáBragança/PABrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13457-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13456-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13457-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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