Ecological Connectivity among Tropical Coastal Ecosystems

Editors: Nagelkerken, Ivan (Ed.)

  • Provides a first-time, up-to-date review of the field of ecological interactions among tropical coastal ecosystems, a field in which many advances have recently been made
  • Discusses both patterns as well as underlying mechanisms in detail
  • Interesting to a wide audience because it includes freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats, contains studies from around the world, and offers sections on ecology, biogeochemistry, modern techniques and management
  • Information on ecosystem functions, management and modern techniques to establish ecological connectivity are of high value for ecosystem managers and conservation biologists
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Mangrove forests, seagrass beds, and coral reefs are circumtropical ecosystems that are highly productive, and provide many important biological functions and economic services. These ecosystems cover large surface areas in the shallow tropical coastal seascape but have suffered from serious human degradation, especially in the last few decades. Part of their diversity, productivity, and functioning seems to be based on their juxtaposition. Especially in the last decade significant advances have been made on new insights into their ecological connectivity. This authoritative book provides a first-time comprehensive review of the major ecological interactions across tropical marine ecosystems that result from the mutual exchange of nutrients, organic matter, fish, and crustaceans. A group of leading authors from around the world reviews the patterns and underlying mechanisms of important biogeochemical and biological linkages among tropical coastal ecosystems in 15 chapters. Included are chapters that review cutting-edge tools to study and quantify these linkages, the importance of such linkages for fisheries, and how tropical ecosystems should be conserved and managed for sustainable use by future generations. The book uses examples from all over the world and provides an up-to-date review of the latest published literature. This book is a ‘must read’ for professionals working on the conservation, management, and ecology of mangrove, seagrass and coral reef ecosystems.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nagelkerken, Ivan

    Pages 1-6

  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Exchange Among Tropical Coastal Ecosystems

    Davis, Stephen E. (et al.)

    Pages 9-43

  • Carbon Exchange Among Tropical Coastal Ecosystems

    Bouillon, Steven (et al.)

    Pages 45-70

  • Dynamics of Reef Fish and Decapod Crustacean Spawning Aggregations: Underlying Mechanisms, Habitat Linkages, and Trophic Interactions

    Nemeth, Richard S.

    Pages 73-134

  • The Senses and Environmental Cues Used by Marine Larvae of Fish and Decapod Crustaceans to Find Tropical Coastal Ecosystems

    Arvedlund, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 135-184

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Connectivity among Tropical Coastal Ecosystems
Editors
  • Ivan Nagelkerken
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2406-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2406-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2405-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-7991-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 615
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