Mangrove Ecosystems: Function and Management
Springer Science & Business Media, 29/06/2013 - 298 páginas
Protection of the environment has nowadays become a major challenge and a condi tion for survival of future human generations and life on Earth in general. Yet it is still far too much of a dream or hope rather than a reality in the policy of our societies. Presently we are experiencing an unprecedented exponential growth of demography combined with a race for profit, resulting in excessive consumption particularly of en ergy, and a serious impact on the world ecosystems. Various types of pollutants and emerging new diseases not only disrupt the normal course of life, but also above this some of the atmospheric pollutants are most likely involved in the changing climate. We fear and literally shiver at the thought that the "changing climate" would ultimately disrupt the fragile thermodynamic equilibrium between the atmosphere and the oceans. Are we insensitive to these facts to the point of pushing our descendants, some genera tions ahead, into a new glacial period after a first period of warming up, at least, in northern Europe, like the one that took place 13 to 14 millennia ago? Surely the planet's nature is not prepared to be dominated by man and will go its way, whether humanity will be alive or dead.
Opinião das pessoas - Escrever uma crítica
Não foram encontradas quaisquer críticas nos locais habituais.
Outras edições - Ver tudo
abundant Africa agriculture andthe apetala aquaculture Avicennia marina Bangladesh biodiversity biomass Brazil Bruguiera Caribbean Ceriops climate coast coastal areas communities conservation coral crabs cycle degraded delta distribution Ecol ecological economic environment environmental equatorial estuary etal Excoecaria agallocha factors fauna fish fisheries floral Grapsidae gymnorrhiza habitat Heritiera Hydrobiologia important India inthe islands Kenya Kerala backwaters Lacerda LD lagoons Latin America latitude leaf mangle mangrove areas mangrove crab mangrove ecosystems mangrove forests mangrove management mangrove species mangrove stands mangrove swamps marine Matang monsoon mucronata nutrients Nypa Nypa fruticans Ocean ofthe Okinawa phenologies pisonii plantations plants population production propagule maturation propagules racemosa rainfall regeneration region Rhizophora Rhizophora mangle Rhizophoraceae River roots salinity sea level season sediments seedlings Semesi Senegal shrimp shrimp farming Siddiqi Sonneratia South speciesof studies Sundarbans sustainable tambaks Tanzania temperature tidal tides trees tropical vegetation Venezuela West wetland wood World mangroves