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Manual of Indian Mangroves

Kumudranjan Naskar (Author)

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Indian mangals. 3. Indian Sundarbans. 4. Mangrove zones and succession. 5. Floral succession in the mangal. 6. Sundarbans--the marshy tiger-land of the world. 7. Flora of the Indian mangals. 8. Possibilities and conservation needs. 9. Bibliography of the mangroves and mangrove


Manual of Indian Mangroves The fully illustrated colour book deal with the present status of the mangrove ecosystem of Indian territories in general and the mangrove ecosystem along with the mangroves and mangrove associated plants and mangrove inhabiting faunal assemblages of the Indian Sundarbans, in particular. Mangoves, the unique ecosystem is in very much stressed or threatened condition throughout the globe in general and in Indian territories, as well. Over all distribution of these mangrove plants in the Indian territories and abroad and their present status within India are dealt vividly by short description with key characters of these available Indian mangroves and mangrove associated plants along with its photographs, mentioning of habits and habitat condition, correct identifying key characters, nomenclature, taxonomic status, local and common names, etc. Besides these, the mention of the world distribution of mangroves and the world mangrove species along with their habitat conditions are also dealt. Necessary photographs and description of their diverse aerial root systems, canopy structures, flowers, fruits, viviparous germinated hypocotyls and interesting seedling developmental stages are also highlighted; as such, it is the most important handbook and as the field guide book for identifying each and every individual Indian mangrove plant species, along with their status. The overall conservation strategies of these mangroves, need for coastal zone stabilization of protection of coastal areas by conserving these mangrove ecosystems and the need for maintaining the coastal fisheries potentialities with the mangroves are also dealt critically with the mention of sustainable utilization and relationship of these coastal and estuarine fisheries and mangrove ecosystem, as well.

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About the author

Kumudranjan Naskar

Dr. Kumudranjan Naskar (born 27-01-1949), National Fellow & Principals Scientist, ICAR was Awarded as ‘National Fellow’ w.e.f. 24-01-1995 and posted at Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Kolkata. Dr. Naskar earned his M.Sc. Degree (Botany) during 1972 and Ph.D. Degree in 1985 from the University of Calcutta. Since his joining at CIFRI, Dr. Naskar investigated on the Economic Botanical aspects related to fisheries potentialities on inland water bodies and estuaries and roles played by aquatic plants and mangroves on fish and fisheries.

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Title Manual of Indian Mangroves
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170353034, 9788170353034
length xvii+ 220p., Figures; Tables; Col. plates; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.