Mangroves: Unique Sinks of Carbon and Nitrogen

  • Abhijit Mitra


The mangrove forest ecosystems are known to store considerably higher quantities of carbon per unit area. Apart from carbon storage potential, trees, herbs and shrubs in mangrove ecosystem play an important role in storing other elements, like nitrogen. Despite the importance of mangrove forest vegetations in storing carbon and nitrogen the economic aspects of these services have not been considered in the management decisions. The present chapter has focused on this under-researched benefit of mangroves with ground-zero level observations from Indian Sundarbans.


Carbon and nitrogen sequestration Under-researched benefit Ground-zero level observations Indian Sundarbans 


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  • Abhijit Mitra
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  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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