Seagrass Ecology


Seagrass Ecology

Seagrasses occur in coastal zones throughout the world in the areas of marine habitats that are most heavily influenced by humans. Despite a growing awareness of the importance of these plants, a full appreciation of their role in coastal ecosystems has yet to be reached. This book provides an entry point for those wishing to learn about seagrass ecology and provides a broad overview of the present state of knowledge. The volume discusses the recent progress in research and current research foci, complemented by extensive literature references to guide the reader to more detailed studies. This book will be valuable to students of marine biology wishing to specialize in this area and to established researchers wanting to enter the field. In addition, it will provide an excellent reference for those involved in the management and conservation of coastal areas that harbor seagrasses.


 Reviews:

"Seagrass Ecology is an excellent text detailing the life and habitat of seagrasses in their global environment. This text would be ideal for any academic studies of seagrasses, their life cycles, dynamics, distribution, and importance...it is a marvelous book for those whose intent is to study the intricacies of seagrass, particularly those who already have a knowledge of seagrasses and who are seeking a much more detailed understanding of their nature and global context." Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists

"This book provides an entry point for those wishing to learn about the ecology of this fascinating group of plants, and gives a broad overview of the present state of knowledge, including recent progress in research and current research foci, complemented by extensive literature references to guide the reader to more detailed studies. As such it will be valuable to students of marine biology, and will be an excellent source of information to managers of coastal areas that harbour seagrasses." Aquaphyte

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