Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Mangrove Floristics and Biogeography Revisited: Further Deductions from Biodiversity Hot Spots, Ancestral Discontinuities and Common Evolutionary Processes -- Chapter 3. Biodiversity -- Chapter 4. Spatial Ecology of Mangrove Forests: A Remote Sensing Perspective -- Chapter 5. Productivity and Carbon Dynamics in Mangrove Wetlands -- Chapter 6. Biogeochemical Cycles: Global Approaches and Perspectives -- Chapter 7. Mangrove Ecosystems and Climate Change -- Chapter 8. Mangroves and People: Local Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate -- Chapter 9. Anthropogenic Drivers of Mangrove Loss: Geographic Patterns and Implications for Livelihoods -- Chapter 10. Mangrove Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation -- Chapter 11. Advancing Mangrove Macroecology -- Chapter 12. Epilogue.
This book presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of mangrove ecological processes, structure, and function at the local, biogeographic, and global scales and how these properties interact to provide key ecosystem services to society. The analysis is based on an international collaborative effort that focuses on regions and countries holding the largest mangrove resources and encompasses the major biogeographic and socio-economic settings of mangrove distribution. Given the economic and ecological importance of mangrove wetlands at the global scale, the chapters aim to integrate ecological and socio-economic perspectives on mangrove function and management using a system-level hierarchical analysis framework. The book explores the nexus between mangrove ecology and the capacity for ecosystem services, with an emphasis on thresholds, multiple stressors, and local conditions that determine this capacity. The interdisciplinary approach and illustrative study cases included in the book will provide valuable resources in data, information, and knowledge about the current status of one of the most productive coastal ecosystem in the world..