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  • I. Nagelkerken
  • S.J.M. Blaber
  • S. Bouillon
  • P. Green
  • M. Haywood
  • L.G. Kirton
  • J-O. Meynecke
  • J. Pawlik
  • H.M. Penrose
  • A. Sasekumar
  • P.J. Somerfield
Abstract Mangroves are defined by the presence of trees that mainly occur in the intertidal zone, between land and sea, in the (sub) tropics. The intertidal zone is characterised by highly variable environmental factors, such as temperature, sedimentation and tidal currents. The aerial roots of mangroves partly stabilise this environment and provide a substratum on which many species of plants and animals live. Above the water, the mangrove trees and canopy provide important habitat for a wide range of s
Original languageEnglish
Pages155-185
JournalAquatic Botany
Journal publication date2008
Volume89
Issue2
DOI
StatePublished
Peer-reviewedYes

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