Mangrove trees and their contributions to aquatic ecosystems Draft#1

This discussion topic submitted by Travis Buck ( tb369598@ohiou.edu) at 10:32 pm on 3/29/00. Additions were last made on Thursday, April 6, 2000.

Discussion topic:Mangrove trees and their contributions to aquatic ecosystems


I remember the first time I snorkeled in southern Florida, at the John Pennekamp State Park. One of the most interesting underwater scenes I was fortuanate to witness was one that I can still picture in my mind today. That of an underwater mangrove ecosystem. So much color and life among these amazing trees, I knew this would be my topic of choice. Mangroves are a unique and important player in tropical aquatic ecosystems, and I hope to shed some light on the compexities of their nature.


Outline:
-biology of a mangrove tree
-types of mangroves, habitats, locations
-Mangroves role in the aquatic ecosystem
-current status of mangroves
-Why mangroves are important to humans


References:

1. Creatures of the Mangrove/producer Phil Agland
1986
videocassette
National Geographic Science

2. Kunstadler, Peter. "Man in the Mangroves: the socioeconomic situation of
human settlements in mangrove forests." 1986 (5-15)

3. Tomlinson, P.B. "The Botany of Mangoves." 1986 (52-85)

4. Saenger, Peter. "Ecology of Mangroves." 1987 (10-60)

5. Savage, Thomas. "Florida Mangroves: a review." 1972 (1-15)


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