SEAGRASS: ECOLOGY, USES AND THREATS

SEAGRASS: ECOLOGY, USES AND THREATS

Editorial:
NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS
Materia
Biología y Ecología
ISBN:
978-1-61761-987-8
Páginas:
277
Encuadernación:
Cartoné
Disponibilidad:
Entrega 3-6 semanas. Precio puede variar

Seagrasses are flowering plants from one of four plant families, all in the order Alismatales, which grow in marine, fully-saline environments. Seagrasses are sometimes labelled ecosystem engineers, because they partly create their own habitat: the leaves slow down water-currents increasing sedimentation, and the seagrass roots and rhizomes stabilise the seabed. Their importance for associated species is mainly due to provision of shelter, and for their extraordinarily high rate of primary production. This book presents current research in the study of seagrass, including ecosystem modelling of seagrass beds; P. oceanica population genetics and proteomics; the impact of hurricanes on seagrass thalassia testudinum in the Caribbean Sea; GIS mapping of seagrass meadows; and, the rise of Ruppia in seagrass beds.