Accession Number : ADA323074

Title :   The Ecology of the Mangroves of South Florida: A Community Profile,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Odum, William E. ; McIvor, Carole C. ; Smith, Thomas J., III

PDF Url : ADA323074

Report Date : JAN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : A detailed description is given of the community structure and ecosystem processes of the mangrove forests of south Florida. Information covered ranges from details of mangrove distribution, primary production, and diseases to aspects of reproduction, biomass partitioning, and adaptations to stress. Mangrove ecosystems are considered in terms of zonation, succession, litter fall and decomposition, carbon export, and energy flow. Most of the components of mangrove communities are cataloged and discussed; these include microorganisms, plants other than mangroves, invertebrates, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Finally, two sections summarize the value of mangrove ecosystems to man and present ways to manage this type of habitat.

Descriptors :   *TREES, *ECOSYSTEMS, *PLANTS(BOTANY), STRESSES, AMPHIBIANS, MAMMALS, DISTRIBUTION, DISEASES, CARBON, TROPICAL REGIONS, VALUE, ADAPTATION, HABITATS, BIRDS, INVERTEBRATES, DECOMPOSITION, SOUTH(DIRECTION), FLORIDA, FISHES, FORESTS, ECOLOGY, MICROORGANISMS, REPRODUCTION, REPTILES.

Subject Categories : Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE