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The habitat function of mangroves for terrestrial and marine fauna : A review

Nagelkerken, I. and Blaber, S.J.M. and Bouillon, S. and Green, P. and Haywood, M. and Kirton, L.G. and Meynecke, J-O. and Pawlik, J. and Penrose, H.M. and Sasekumar, A. and Somerfield, P.J. (2008) The habitat function of mangroves for terrestrial and marine fauna : A review. Aquatic Botany, 89, 155-185. ISSN 0304-3770.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquabot.2007.12.007

Abstract

Abstract Mangroves are defined by the presence of trees that mainly occur in the intertidal zone, between land and sea, in the (sub) tropics. The intertidal zone is characterised by highly variable environmental factors, such as temperature, sedimentation and tidal currents. The aerial roots of mangroves partly stabilise this environment and provide a substratum on which many species of plants and animals live. Above the water, the mangrove trees and canopy provide important habitat for a wide range of s

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:4813
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