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Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Marine and Freshwater Environments including Wetlands

  • A. Sasekumar
  • N. Marshall
  • D. J. Macintosh

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ecology of Marine and Freshwaters Including Wetlands

    1. Bruce W. Nelson, A. Sasekumar, Zelina Z. Ibrahim
      Pages 7-17
    2. Takeharu Kosuge, Sombat Poovachiranon, Minoru Murai
      Pages 93-100
    3. Siew-Moi Phang
      Pages 123-129
  3. Conservation and Pollution

  4. Management Issues, Ecological Economics and Other Topics

  5. Recommendations & Resolutions

    1. A. Sasekumar, N. Marshall, D. J. Macintosh
      Pages 323-325

About this book

Introduction

A major concern among ecologists in and outside the ASEAN region is the degradation of the environment, and the overexploitation of freshwater and marine resources. There is as yet no indication that freshwater and marine resources are being managed on a sustainable basis, and loss of wetlands, whether freshwater swamps or mangrove swamps, is a major problem in the ASEAN region. Reclamation of mangrove swamps for aquaculture and agriculture seems to be a continuous activity here and the status of marine parks should also be examined in the light of recent resort development acitivities on small islands.
This volume contains numerous recommendations for the promotion of ecological studies and regional cooperation in marine, freshwater ecology and conservation, with special emphasis on the common water masses like the Strait of Malacca, Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea.

Keywords

Ecology Mangrove algae aquaculture benthic biodiversity ecosystem ecosystems environment fisheries reefs spider crabs water quality wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Sasekumar
    • 1
  • N. Marshall
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. J. Macintosh
  1. 1.Society of Marine Sciences, Zoology DepartmentUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Horn Point Environmental LabsCambridgeUSA

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