Coastal ecosystems of the tropics -- adaptive management /
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Coastal ecosystems of the tropics -- adaptive management /

Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Ayyam, Velmurugan (Author), Palanivel, Swarnam (Author), Chandrakasan, Sivaperuman (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Online Book
Published: Singapore : Springer, 2019.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro; Foreword; Preface; Contents; About the Authors; Part I: Overview; 1: Coastal Regions of the Tropics: An Introduction; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Tropical Region; 1.3 Nature of Coastal Region in the Tropics; 1.3.1 What Constitute the Coastal Region?; 1.3.2 Coastal Formation; 1.3.3 Defining Coastal Areas; 1.3.4 Climate; 1.4 Coastal Countries: Demographic Features and Resource Use; 1.5 Ecosystems and Biodiversity; 1.6 Natural Resources and Food Production System; 1.7 Climate Change and Natural Disasters; 1.8 Problems and Management of Coastal Regions; 1.9 Conclusion; References
  • 2: Coastal Ecosystems and Services2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Coastal Ecosystems; 2.2.1 Nature of Coastal Environment; 2.2.2 Recognition of Different Coastal Ecosystems; 2.3 Ecosystem Services; 2.4 Major Coastal Ecosystem Types; 2.4.1 Mangrove Ecosystem; Structure and Composition; Distribution; Significance of Mangrove Ecosystem; 2.4.2 Wetlands (Other Than Mangroves); Wetland Environment; Distribution; Significance of Wetland Ecosystem; 2.4.3 Coral Reef Ecosystem; Ecosystem Components; Coral Reef Environment
  • Global Distribution2.4.3.4 Significance; 2.4.4 Seagrass Ecosystem; Seagrass Environment; Distribution; Significance; 2.4.5 Marshes; Marsh Environment; Types of Marshes; Significance of Marshes; 2.4.6 Agro-ecosystem; Resource Characterization; Farming Systems; 2.5 Conclusion; References; Part II: Status of Natural Resources in the Coastal Ecosystem; 3: Land Resources of the Tropics vis-a-vis the Hinterland; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Soil Formation in the Tropics; 3.2.1 Factors of Soil Formation
  • Climate3.2.1.2 Vegetation; Time; Parent Material; Relief/Topography; 3.2.2 Soil Processes; 3.3 Important Soil Groups of the Tropics; 3.3.1 Laterite Soils; Factors Favouring Laterization; The Process of Formation; Soil Character and Agricultural Suitability; 3.3.2 Alluvial Soils; Processes of Soil Formation; Factors of Alluvial Soil Formation; Soil Character and Agricultural Suitability; 3.3.3 Some Other Tropical and Subtropical Soils; Lowland Tropical Podzols; Organic Soils
  • Tropical Sandy Soils3.4 Land Degradation; 3.4.1 Global Assessment; 3.4.2 Hotspot Areas of Degradation; 3.5 Management of Tropical Soils; 3.5.1 Status of Soil Resources and Management Options; 3.5.2 Sandy Soils; 3.5.3 Waterlogged and Saline Soils; 3.5.4 Acid Sulphate Soils; 3.5.5 Policy Support; 3.6 Conclusion; References; 4: Coastal Floral Diversity and Its Significance; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Importance of Coastal Flora; 4.3 Distribution of Coastal Flora; 4.3.1 Biodiversity of Coastal Flora; 4.3.2 Status of Coastal Flora