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Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration

Sahadev Sharma

University of Malaya


Restoration Methods Eco-engineering Community Based Restoration Fauna diversity Floral diversity Stand structure Geomorphology Productivity Sediment Accretion Food Web Nursery Area Ecosystem Services

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Mangrove forest provide several regulatory, provisioning and cultural ecosystem services along the tropical and subtropical coastal areas. Though, they provide many ecosystem services and a fragile ecosystem, around half of global mangrove area cover have been lost due to degradation and deforestation such as urbanization, aquaculture, agriculture and currently climate change also threatening these ecosystem. Therefore, many mangrove restoration and rehabilitation program have been initiated around the globe. Mangrove restoration and rehabilitation program have increased in last two decades through involving local coastal communities, where they depend on mangroves for their livelihood. These restoration and rehabilitation programs undertaken to established lost ecosystem services they provides. However, it is still unclear if they are providing the same ecosystem services as pristine forest and how long it takes for these forest to provide same services. Thus this book aim to discuss methods, structure, function and services provided by restored and rehabilitated mangroves.

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Sahadev Sharma

University of Malaya

Dr. Sahadev Sharma is a forest ecologist with PhD in plant ecology and physiology from University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. He has been doing research on mangrove forest ecology and physiology from organ to the landscape level, using a wide spectrum of methods and technologies such as remote sensing and field based monitoring and sampling, integrating ecological, chemical and hydrological data. He is associated with global project SWAMP (Sustainable Wetland Adaptation and Mitigation Program) funded by USAID. He has working experience in top class institutes such as Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Institute of Pacific and Island Forestry and University of Malaya. He has done research in different countries (India, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Palau, Hawaii, Mexico, Vietnam, Madagascar and Malaysia). He is the author of about 45 research works published in many peer-reviewed journals and about 60 international conference papers.

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