Sundarban Mangrove Wetland (A UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Sundarban Mangrove Wetland (A UNESCO World Heritage Site)

A Comprehensive Global Treatise

1st Edition - April 13, 2022

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  • Author: Santosh Sarkar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170946
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173718

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Sundarban Mangrove Wetland: A Comprehensive Global Treatise provides an illustrative account of the ecology, biology, conservation and management strategies of this endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site. The book offers a comprehensive and accessible guide to a variety of wetland ecosystems, including endangered flora and fauna, the ecology and diversity of pelagic and benthic biota, the impact of multiple stresses on the biota, inorganic and organic pollutants in biotic and abiotic matrices and their remedial measures, the impact of climate change on mangrove plants, and their conservation and management strategies. Divided into seven chapters, the book presents a realistic summary of the wetland environment and its resources, citing individual case studies considering a host of topics of particular interest. Analysis of this unique wetland provides crucial comparisons with other wetlands and their status, environmental challenges and possible remedial measures. Sundarban Mangrove Wetland is an in-depth and up-to-date account ideal for the student, teacher or researcher in marine biology & ecology, environmental science, marine geochemistry, marine pollution and ecotoxicology and wastewater treatment. Covering both fundamental and advanced aspects, the book is also useful for policy makers and those involved in coastal resource conservation and management.

Key Features

  • Presents an in-depth and illustrative accounting of an iconic tropical mangrove wetland in an intelligible and easy-to-understand manner
  • Provides a unique look at the ecology, biodiversity and conservation and management of the Sundarban wetlands, along with the emerging ecological issues that may affect long-term sustainability
  • Focuses on several case studies, considering microzooplankton and trace metals in the Sundarban wetlands

Readership

Students, teachers and researchers engaged in marine ecology, aquatic botany, environmental science, chemical oceanography, marine pollution and ecotoxicology and wastewater treatment

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Chapter 1. Resource conservation and management
  • Abstract
  • Chapter Outline
  • 1.1 Classification and characteristics of coastal wetlands
  • 1.2 Mangrove flora and fauna
  • 1.3 Mangroves goods and ecosystem services
  • 1.4 Mangroves: A carbon source and sink
  • 1.5 Remote-sensing techniques for mangrove mapping
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Ecology and diversity of biota in Sundarban regions
  • Abstract
  • Chapter Outline
  • 2.1. Distribution and diversity of microbial communities
  • 2.1.1 Bacterial communities
  • 2.1.2 Fungal communities
  • 2.1.3 Conclusion
  • 2.2. Distribution and diversity of phytoplankton of Sundarban
  • 2.2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2.2 Classification of plankton
  • 2.2.3 Phytoplankton community in Sundarban regions
  • 2.2.4 Phytoplankton cell volume in Indian Sundarban
  • 2.2.5 Molecular characterization of phytoplankton
  • 2.2.6 Phytoplankton community in tropical coastal regions
  • 2.2.7 Phytoplankton responses to climate change
  • 2.2.8 Conclusion
  • 2.3. Distribution and diversity of microzooplankton (Tintinnida: Ciliata) of Sundarban: a case study
  • 2.3.1 Introduction
  • 2.3.2 Materials and methods
  • 2.3.3 Results and discussion
  • 2.3.4 Conclusion
  • 2.4. Distribution and diversity of mesozooplankton of Sundarban: a case study
  • 2.4.1 Introduction
  • 2.4.2 Materials and methods
  • 2.4.3 Results and discussion
  • 2.4.4 Conclusion
  • 2.5. Distribution and diversity of dominant macrobenthos
  • 2.5.1 Introduction
  • 2.5.2 Cnidarian
  • 2.5.3 Annelida
  • 2.5.4 Arthropoda
  • 2.5.5 Mollusca
  • 2.5.6 Echinodermata
  • 2.5.7 Miscellaneous groups
  • 2.5.8 Conclusion
  • 2.6. Distribution and diversity of Ichthyofauna
  • 2.6.1 Introduction
  • 2.6.2 Morphology and taxonomy of marine fish
  • 2.6.3 Distribution of marine fish
  • 2.6.4 Impact of anthropogenic threats on fish
  • 2.6.5 Conclusion
  • 2.7. Distribution and diversity of avifauna
  • 2.8. Distribution and diversity of herpetofauna
  • 2.9. Distribution and diversity of mammals
  • Chapter 3. Pollution in abiotic matrices and remedial measures
  • Chapter Outline
  • 3.1. Distribution of trace metals in sediment core of Sundarban: a case study
  • 3.1.1 Introduction
  • 3.1.2 Material and methods
  • 3.1.3 Results and discussion
  • 3.1.4 Statistical analyses
  • 3.1.5 Status of trace metal contamination in mangrove sediments in India and abroad
  • 3.1.6 Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 3.2. Mercury and methylmercury in sediment cores of Sundarban: a case study
  • 3.2.1 Introduction
  • 3.2.2 Materials and methods
  • 3.2.3 Results and discussion
  • 3.2.4 Remedial measures for mercury contamination
  • 3.2.5 Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 3.3. Dissolved trace metals in coastal regions of Sundarban: a case study
  • 3.3.1 Introduction
  • 3.3.2 Material and methods
  • 3.3.3 Results and discussion
  • 3.3.4 Carcinogenic risk assessment
  • 3.3.5 Comparative account of dissolved metal concentrations
  • 3.3.6 Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 4. Trace metal bioaccumulation
  • Chapter Outline
  • 4.1. Trace metals in mesozooplankton of Sundarban: a case study
  • 4.1.1 Introduction
  • 4.1.2 Materials and methods
  • 4.1.3 Results and discussion
  • 4.1.4 Conclusion
  • 4.2. Trace metal accumulation in biota of Sundarban: a case study
  • 4.2.1 Introduction
  • 4.2.2 Materials and methods
  • 4.2.3 Results and discussion
  • 4.2.4 Conclusion
  • 4.3. Mercury in human hair and relation to fish consumption in Indian Sundarban: a case study
  • 4.3.1 Introduction
  • 4.3.2 Materials and methods
  • 4.3.3 Results
  • 4.3.4 Discussion
  • Chapter 5. Emerging contaminants and organic micropollutants
  • Abstract
  • Chapter Outline
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Persistent organic pollutants in sediment of Sundarban: Case studies
  • 5.3 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6. Phytoremediation of trace metals by mangrove plants
  • Abstract
  • Chapter Outline
  • 6.1 Accumulation of trace metals by mangrove plants in Sundarban: a case study
  • 6.2 Remediation mechanisms
  • 6.3 Material and methods
  • 6.4 Phytoremediation efficiency
  • 6.5 Results and discussion
  • 6.6 Bioconcentration and translocation factors
  • 6.7 Statistical analyses
  • 6.8 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Mangroves and climate change: a global issue
  • Chapter Outline
  • 7.1. Mangrove wetland vulnerability to climate change
  • 7.1.1 Introduction
  • 7.1.2 Climate change threats
  • 7.1.3 Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 7.2. Extinction risk of mangroves and geographic areas of global concern
  • 7.2.1 Introduction
  • 7.2.2 Regional and national rates and causes of loss
  • 7.2.3 Impact of mangrove forest degradation on biodiversity
  • 7.2.4 Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 7.3. Mangroves as a protection from extreme climatic events
  • 7.3.1 Introduction
  • 7.3.2 Role of mangroves in mitigating coastal disasters
  • 7.3.3 Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • 7.4. Conservation of mangrove wetland: strategies and future challenges
  • 7.4.1 Introduction
  • 7.4.2 Legislative protection of mangrove forests
  • 7.4.3 Nonlegislative protection of mangroves
  • 7.4.4 Conclusion
  • Further reading
  • Glossary
  • Weblink for further reading
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 524
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: April 13, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170946
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173718

About the Author

Santosh Sarkar

Dr. Santosh Kumar Sarkar is a Professor at the Department of Marine Science, University of Calcutta. Prof. Sarkar’s research focuses on the diverse ecological aspects of wetland environments in India and abroad. Including several major international collaborations, he has worked on the Ganges River Estuary and adjacent Sundarban Mangrove Wetland for 30 years, with over 100 articles published in peer-reviewed international journals. Prof. Sarkar’s unique knowledge and expertise in wetland ecosystems will be of immense benefit to anyone involved in coastal or marine management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Marine and Estuarine Ecology, Department of Marine Science, University of Calcutta, India

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  • Dr P. Thu Apr 28 2022

    Treatise of Sunderbans

    The book is really a complete study focused on multi-disciplinary concepts and good examples from Sundarban in India and other regions. The detailed explanation about the geochemical process gives a clear idea on the reality of researchers who understands and has expalined very sharply. Congragulations for the effort !!!