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Geomorphology and sedimentology of mangroves.

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Ellison, JC (2009) Geomorphology and sedimentology of mangroves. In: Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach. Elsevier BV, Amsterdam, pp. 565-591. ISBN 978-0-444-53103-2

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Abstract

Mangrove forests occur most extensively on low-energy, sedimentary shorelines of the tropics, generally between intertidal elevations. Their global extents are limited by the 20 degree C sea surface temperature isotherm; hence, coastal distributions in the subtropics are influenced by the origin of influencing oceanic currentsthus 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.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Page Range: pp. 565-591
Additional Information: Copyright © 2009 Elsevier B.V.
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2010 01:08
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:11
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