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Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Mangroves

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posted on 2023-05-24, 04:35 authored by Joanna EllisonJoanna Ellison
Mangrove forests occur most extensively on low-energy, sedimentary shorelines of the tropics, generally between intertidal elevations. Their global extents are limited by the 20C sea surface temperature isotherm; hence, coastal distributions in the subtropics are influenced by the origin of influencing oceanic currents (Figure 1), thus reaching higher latitudes on east coasts of continents relative to west. Within these temperature-controlled global ranges, the extent of mangrove habitats is mostly controlled by availability of suitable environmental settings, and biodiversity therein is mostly controlled by biogeographic history (Duke et al., 1998).

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Publication title

Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach

Editors

E Perillo, E Wolanski, D Cahoon, and M Brinson

Pagination

565-591

ISBN

978-0-444-53103-2

Department/School

School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences

Publisher

Elsevier

Place of publication

Amsterdam

Extent

32

Rights statement

ª Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V.

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems

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