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Geomorphology and sedimentology of mangroves.

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Ellison, JC 2009 , 'Geomorphology and sedimentology of mangroves.', in E Perillo and E Wolanski and D Cahoon and M Brinson (eds.), Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach , Elsevier BV, Amsterdam, pp. 565-591.

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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
Authors/Creators:Ellison, JC
Publisher: Elsevier BV
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