Global Seagrass Research Methods by Frederick T. Short, Robert G. Cotes, Catherine A. Short

By Frederick T. Short, Robert G. Cotes, Catherine A. Short

This thorough and informative quantity provides a collection of special, globally appropriate thoughts for seagrass research.The publication presents equipment for all features of seagrass technological know-how from uncomplicated plant assortment to statistical ways and investigations of plant-animal interplay. The emphasis is on tools which are acceptable in either constructing and built international locations. the significance of seagrasses in coastal and close to shore environments, and finally their contribution to the productiveness of the world's oceans, has turn into more and more recognized over the past forty years.Seagrasses offer foodstuff for sea turtles, approximately a hundred fish species, waterfowl and for the marine mammals the manatee and dugong. Seagrasses additionally aid complicated foodstuff webs by means of advantage in their actual constitution and first construction and are renowned for his or her function as breeding grounds and nurseries for very important crustacean, finfish and shell fish populations. Seagrasses are the foundation of a tremendous detrital meals chain. The crops filter out meals and contaminants from the water, stabilise sediments and act as dampeners to wave motion. Seagrasses rank with coral reefs and mangroves as a number of the world's best coastal habitat and robust linkages between those habitats make the lack of seagrasses a contributing think about the degradation of the world's oceans.Contributors from worldwide supply up to date equipment for related selection of ecological info from either temperate and tropical seagrass ecosystems.

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The vegetative shoot of this species may be easily confused with that of wide-leaved Z. marina and Z. asiatica, however, the blade apex of this species is highly characteristic. The most unique feature of this species is the sterile branch with numerous leaves that terminates the generative shoots. = e,-. =. r i- Chapter 2: Seagrass Identification 39 Plate 1 (P1). Seagrass vegetative morphology. Drawings by Lih-Yuh Kuo. ,, J, , , , ,, A. Halophila. - rhizome, single root, scales, petiole, blade, mid rib, cross veins, intramarginal veins B.

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