Sundarban Mangrove Wetland - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128170946

Sundarban Mangrove Wetland

1st Edition

A Comprehensive Global Treatise

Authors: Santosh Kumar Sarkar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128170946
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2020
Page Count: 500
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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 author addresses the emerging ecological problems through a broad perspective including eutrophication and pollution, sea level rise, alternations in sediment transport, chronic human-induced modifications, over-harvesting fisheries, and other non-living resources along with occurrence of natural catastrophic events such as storms and floods. The Sundarban wetland is important globally and provides a great reference point for comparisons to be made with other wetlands status, environmental challenges, and solutions.

Sundarban Mangrove Wetland: A Comprehensive Global Treatise is a reliable and up-to-date reference for students, teachers, and researchers engaged in the field of marine ecology, aquatic botany, environmental science, chemical oceanography, marine pollution and ecotoxicology, and wastewater treatment. The manual provides both basic and advanced information to be helpful for policy makers, resource managers, coastal zone managers, and all involved in coastal resource conservation and management.

Key Features

  • Presents an in-depth and illustrative account of an iconic tropical mangrove wetland in an intelligible and easy-to-understand manner
  • Provides a unique look at the aspects of ecology, biodiversity, and conservation and management of the Sundarban wetlands and the emerging ecological issues for long-term sustainability of this vulnerable wetland ecosystem
  • Focuses on several case studies considering a host of topics including microzooplankton and trace metals in the Sundarban wetlands


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

Table of Contents

1. Resource Conservation and Management
2. Ecology and Diversity of Biota in Sundarban Regions
3. Pollution, Climate Change and Remedial Measures
4. Trace Metal Bioaccumulation
5. Emerging Contaminants and Micropollutants
6. Phytoremediation of Trace Metals by Mangrove Plants
7. Mangroves and Climate Change: A global Issue


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About the Author

Santosh Kumar Sarkar

Professor Santosh Kumar Sarkar is deeply involved in pursuing research related to diverse ecological aspects of wetland environments in India and abroad. He has completed substantial work on the Ganges River Estuary and adjacent Sundarban mangrove wetland over three decades and has published the research findings in peer-reviewed national and international journals. He has successfully completed several research projects with foreign collaborations related to diverse ecological aspects of this vulnerable wetland environment. Professor Sarkar has acquired unique knowledge and expertise of wetland ecosystems and makes his research accessible for a wide audience including coastal zone managers, researchers, academicians, and stakeholders.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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