Bookcover of Mangrove crab burrowing ecology
Booktitle:

Mangrove crab burrowing ecology

With emphasis on Sediment Processes, Fatty Acids Distribution, Nutrient dynamics and Plant Growth

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-05-19 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8484-8443-0

ISBN-10:
3848484439
EAN:
9783848484430
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Burrowing sesarmid crab (family: Grapsidae) and fiddler crabs (family: Ocypodidae) are among the most abundant macrofauna inhabiting the tropical and sub-tropical mangrove forests. They construct and maintain burrow structures in mangrove sediments with a significant engineering effect on their habitats and associated organisms. Based on current literature on the biology and ecology of these crabs, there is growing evidence that their activities have considerable impact on ecosystem functioning. The present study revealed that burrowing grapsid (Helice formosensis and Perisesarma bidens) and fiddler (Uca vocans) crabs are active ecosystem engineers which affect biochemical activities in different ways. Through burrow construction and maintenance, feeding and production of faeces, they alter sediment physicochemical properties, lipids and fatty acid distributions, organic matter quality and quantities and production of subtropical mangrove forests.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Islam S.S. Mchenga
Number of pages:
100
Published on:
2012-05-19
Stock:
Available
Category:
Ecology
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
Fatty Acids, Sediment, bioturbation, nutrient dynamics, Mangrove crabs

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