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By P. Barry Tomlinson

Mangroves are specified tropical plant groups that occupy the intertidal quarter among sea and land. they're of significant ecological significance, have fiscal worth as a resource of nutrition and uncooked fabrics, and function a buffer from flooding and weather change-induced sea point upward thrust. Mangroves are lower than probability from pollutants, clearance and over-exploitation, and extending challenge has pushed call for for a much better figuring out of mangrove species. This publication presents an advent to mangroves, together with their taxonomy, habitat-specific positive factors, replica and socio-economic worth. absolutely up to date to mirror the final 20 years of study, this new version of a key textual content comprises newly documented taxa, new understandings of vivipary and the evolution of mangrove species, and a wealthy set of color illustrations. it is going to entice researchers and scholars throughout a number disciplines, together with botany, ecology and zoology.

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