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Dot and patterns in mangrove spatial heterogeneity as ecological indicator signature

Ramya, Razanah and Othman, Rashidi and Mohd Hatta, Farah Ayuni (2022) Dot and patterns in mangrove spatial heterogeneity as ecological indicator signature. Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor.

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The main objective of this book is to establish knowledge of mangrove forests from different perspectives. It also benefits ecologists, landscape architects, researchers, and the public in understanding in-depth mangrove identification and characteristics, and so forth. Mangrove forests are among the most productive ecosystems in the world and they are often referred to as ‘tidal woods’, ‘coastal forests’ or ‘oceanic rain forests’. Mangroves are woody plants growing on the land or sea interface, in bays, estuaries, lagoons, rivers, and in tropical and subtropical latitudes upstream to the point where water is still savish. In ancient Malay mangi-mangi and Arabic el-gurm, the word ‘mangrove’ was suggested to be based on the combination of Malay and the Arabic words that were called ‘mangrove’. Despite the highly recognized functional importance of mangrove forests, in recent decades, there has been a rapid degradation of the mangrove forest resource. Interestingly, this book presents the vital value of the mangrove ecosystem, including biotic and abiotic components, ecological protection, ethnobotanical use, and ecological indicators, as well as environmental state heavy metal monitoring, which differs from other books. Mangrove forests perform crucial ecological functions in coastal areas, including the protection of coastal communities against natural hazards such as cyclones, tsunamis, and shoreline erosion. Due to their importance to local livelihoods, mangrove natural resources have been considered an important economic source as well for local communities. The local people of mangroves must adopt and adapt as a natural resource of everyday life to their surroundings that reflect the conditions of the community, culture, faith, and the environment. On top of that, it helps stabilize the coastline and prevents erosion from waves and storms. Mangrove plant species also have the potential to clean organic and inorganic pollutants from anthropogenic activities into the aquatic ecosystem as bio-sequesters. The mangrove ecosystem has the great potential to indicate specific heavy metal contaminants in the mangrove ecosystem as the sole ecosystem and transitional zone between land and the sea, for landscape ecological indicative species. The tolerance to the toxicity level in harsh environments forces the species of mangrove plant to produce a phytochemical because of changes in the environment..

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mangrove forests, Mangrove ecology, Ecological heterogeneity,
Subjects: BPC Science and Technology in Islam
BPG Islamic geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541.13 Ecology
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172 Environmental pollution
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2022 16:35
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 16:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/100848

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