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Mangrove Ecosystem: Structure and Function

V.P. Singh (Author) Kazuo Odaki (Author)
Synopsis The book presents an account of mangrove forest ecosystem, its structure and function. Mangroves are littoral plant formation found in tropical and sub-tropical countries and occurs on the margins of oceans and estuaries. In this book all the aspects of mangrove forest have been discussed. The biodiversity, floristic composition and taxonomy have been enumerated very nicely. The loss of mangrove forest and its conservation and management aspects have been given in details. A case study of mangrove forests of Andaman Islands and South Japan has been documented in details. This is very good book for those who are working on mangrove ecology, taxonomy, physiology and coastal ecology.
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About the authors

V.P. Singh

Dr. V.P. Singh, is a senior Professor and Head of the Institute of Environment Management and Plant Sciences, Vikram University, Ujjain. He has over 32 years of teaching and research experience in the field of ecology, taxonomy and mangrove ecophysiology. The mangrove is special interest and had worked 5 years on mangrove forest of Andaman and Nicobar Islands under DOE/MAB project. He did the work on Australian mangrove species in University of WWU, Muenster, Germany under DAAD fellowship. Visited all parts of South Japan to study the distribution of mangrove species with Prof. Odaki, under JSPS fellowship. Dr. Singh has visited many countries like Canada, Germany, Japan, America, Holland and UAE on account of his research activities. He is member of International Society of Mangrove Ecosystem and Mangrove Society of India. Dr. Singh has successfully guided the research work of about 20 Ph.D. Scholars and completed 15 major research Projects sponsored by various funding agencies.

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Kazuo Odaki

Prof. Kazuo Odaki is a Director of Ecology Research Laboratory, Chiba Japan. He was born in 1925 at Chiba prefecture. At early age, he was senior high school teacher in Chiba and did this profession for nearly 40 years. After retirement, he worked nearly 10 years at “Greening Centre of Chiba City” to teach people for Conservation of Nature”. Dr. Odaki has worked nearly 25 years on ecology of mangrove of Japan, visited all mangrove forests of Southern Japan and India. His books “Ecological Notes of Mangroves” is a one of the best books on mangroves of Japan. He has published many research papers on mangroves, wrote many books on nature and visited many mangrove of the world.

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Bibliographic information

Title Mangrove Ecosystem: Structure and Function
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172333536
length viii+297p., Figures; Tables; Plates; Maps; References; 24cm.