Manual of Indian Mangroves

by Naskar, Kumudranjan

ISBN: 9789354612770
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 8295.00
Biblio : 2019,.xvi+220p., 133 col. plts., figs., 62 tabls., bib., ind., 25

About The Book

Manual of Indian Mangroves—The fully illustrated colour book deals 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. Mangroves, 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 ideal habitat conditions are also dealt. Necessary photographs and description of their diverse aerial root system, canopy structure, flowers, fruits, viviparous germinated hypocotyles 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 stabilisation or protection of coastal areas by conserving these mangrove ecosystem 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.

Table of Contents

Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Indian Mangals, Other dominant Indian mangrove areas and mangrove species: (1) Mangrove of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands of the Bay of Bengal, (2) Mangroves of Bhitarkanika of the Mahanadi delta and other Mangals of the Orissa coast, (3) Mangroves of Coringa, Kankinada Bay, the Krishna and the Godavari estuaries of the Andhra Pradesh coast, (4) Mangroves o the Muthupet, Pichavaram and Chhatram area of the Cauveri delta in the Tamil Nadu coast, (5) Mangroves of the Cochin estuary of the Kerala coast, (6) Mangroves of Coondapur and Malpe Bay of the Karnataka coast, (7) Mangroves of the Mandovi, the Zuary and other estuaries of the Goa, (8) Mangroves of the Ratnagiri and other estuaries of the Maharashtra State, (9) Mangroves the Gulf of Cambay and Kachchha of the Gujarat State, (10) Coral reef Mangroves of Lakshdweep Atols & Minicoy Islands of the Atlantic Ocean; Chapter 3: Indian Sundarbans, Roles Played by these Mangroves in Indian Sundarbans; Chapter 4: Mangrove Zones and Succession, The terms and definitions of Mangroves and the Mangal, Uniqueness of these Sundarbans Mangals, The unique Sundarbans Mangals for its highest biodiversity; Chapter 5: Floral Succession in the Mangal; Chapter 6: Sundarbans: The Marshy Tiger-land of the World, Common and higher groups of fauna of the Sundarbans, Mangal support coastal and estuarine fisheries, Tropic level on the Sundarbans Mangrove ecosystem, Tidal amplitude/fluctuations of the Sundarbanks Mangal; chapter 7: Flora of the Indian Mangals, (1) Rhizophoraceae, (2) Avicenniaceae, (3) Sonneratiaceae, (4) Combretaceae, (5) Arecaceae, (6) Meliaceae, (7) Euphorbiaceae, (8) Myrsinaceae, (9) Aegialitidaceae, (10) Sterculiaceae, (11) Rubiaceae, (12) Acanthaceae, (13) Apocynaceae, (14) Asclepiadaceae, (15) Bignoniaceae, (16) Malvaceae, (17) Tiliaceae, (18) Rutaceae, (19) Poaceae, (20) Verbenaceae, (21) Tamaricaceae, (22) Solanaceae, (23( Sapotaceae, (24) Sapindaceae, (25) Amaryllidaceae, (26) Araceae, (27) Aizoaceae, (28) Barringtoniaceae, (29) Boraginaceae, (30) Fabaceae, (31) Caesalpiniaceae, (32) Chenopodiaceae, (33) Clusiaceae, (34) Convolvulaceae, (35) Cyperaceae, (36) Loranthaceae, (37) Opuntiaceae, (38) Pandanaceae, (39) Pteridaceae, (40) Ruppiaceae; Chapter 8: Possibilities and Conservation Needs, Sundarbanks Mangal: the largest single mangrove chunk of the globe, Sundarbanks mangals acts as the sink for metropolitan pollutants, Protection vs. loss of biodiversity, Major problem in Indian sundarbans, Large scale deforestation of forest land, Large scale nettnig out of shrimp seeds vs. damage of the other fish juveniles, Siltation on river-bed cause frequent flood, Transport facilities is not much developed, Uncontrol population growth, Agriculture not much developed, Enormous pressure on the natural forest and inevitable destruction, Effect of developmental activities without environmental impact assessment, renewal of natural wealth and prospect, Present scenari