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Type: Book chapter
Title: Introduction
Author: Nagelkerken, I.
Citation: Ecological connectivity among tropical costal ecosystems, 2009 / Ivan Nagelkerken, (ed./s), pp.1-6
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: The Netherlands
Issue Date: 2009
Series/Report no.: Routledge Research on Public and Social Policy in Asia
ISBN: 9789048124053
Editor: Ivan Nagelkerken,
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Ivan Nagelkerken
Abstract: Coral reefs, mangrove forests, and seagrass beds are dominant features of tropical coastlines. These tropical coastal ecosystems have long been known for their high productivity, rich biodiversity, and various ecosystem services (Harborne et al. 2006). For example, coral reefs have important economic, biological, and aesthetic values; they generate about $30 billion per year in fishing, tourism, and coastal protection from storms (Stone 2007). The extent of mangroves has frequently been linked to a high productivity in adjacent coastal fisheries (Manson et al. 2005, Meynecke et al. 2008, Aburto-Oropeza et al. 2008) which can approach economic values of up to US$ 16,500 per hectare of mangrove (UNEP 2006). Nutrient cycling of raw materials by seagrass beds has been estimated to value US$ 19,000 ha -1. yr-1 (Constanza et al. 1997). © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-2406-0_1
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