Moderately warm and wet equatorial areas with high rainfall have rich supply of mangrove populations . … It is also used by road side food vendors to roast food items such as plantain, corn, bean balls, pan cakes etc. 20 ml of concentrate H2SO4 was added rapidly and directing the stream into the suspension. Nevertheless, the growth in height and stem diameter is greater in younger mangrove forest than in older mangrove forest . The soil is swampy and grades from red to brown as a result of iron deposition . The soil samples were collected with a hand held augur (Germany) and placed in a black cellophane bag. That is why the mangroves thrive in areas where other species fail that soil types influence mangrove growth. No mangrove tree has ever grown in this area since the sand filling in 1984. (2011), and then to 8,349,500 ha by Hamilton and Casey (2016). Mangroves were reported by Spalding et al. Distribution of fish found on seagrass beds, mangroves and coral reefs: Surveys found 113 species of fish from 32 families in the three habitat types. Along a 20 m transect running across the middle of the plot, eight equally spaced points were identified and soil samples collected and species composition and diversity indices estimated from seaward to landward locations. Mangroves grow in sheltered tropical and subtropical coastal areas across the globe. Shannon wiener diversity indices (H) of weed species commonly found around mangrove forest in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. The result indicates that the sandier the soil the more the number of weeds, while the swampier the soil the more the population of red mangrove trees (Table 2). Open in Map Open in Map Description: Status and distributions of global mangroves have been mapped using recently available Global Land Survey (GLS) data and the Landsat archive. This is a way of boosting their survival in a difficult and marshy environment. 55.6). This condition leads to the proliferation of hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria, which detoxifies the soil and increase the soil fertility leading to a positive feedback such as increase in nutrient turnover. Since the striking of this oil well thousands of other oil wells had been drilled resulting to millions of crude oil spillages . Approximately 1000 Landsat scenes were interpreted using hybrid supervised and unsupervised digital image classifcation … For example, its roots are natural air pumps that suck in oxygen from the atmosphere. Distribution of mangrove habitats of Grenada and the Grenadines. The stems of the red mangroves are elastic and are adapted to wear and tear. Specifically, in the Niger Delta, there are several uses of mangroves by the indigenous people, these include; fire wood, building materials, medicinal products, food baskets and fishing tools etc. The soil has numerous fiber-like materials that hold and reinforce the soil against water erosion and tide. The mangrove trees conserve water resources and serve as wind breaks in many communities. A species composition study done in a sand filled area indicates that in a 20 m transect starting from the seaward to the landward direction; there was a significant difference in the number of species found. It can be molded into shapes because of its high plasticity and low porosity. There is an annual growth rate of 3.5% The population of youths below 30 years (62%) far exceed that of adults of 30–69 years (36%) and older adults above 70 years (2%). Similarly, there was a significant difference in soil physico-chemistry at eight points along the transect. This characteristic is most often exhibited by the black and white mangroves, but not the red mangroves. Poles from mangrove are used to connect electric wires, which supplies electricity from one part of the town to another. The KH2PO4 Extraction Method was used to analyze sulphate content of the soil. Mangroves in the Indo-West Pacific are more diverse, consisting of more than 30 tree species, than those in Florida. The positions of the different species of mangroves in the coastal areas had given them the ability to adapt to their difficult environment. Stem diameter of the mangrove trees ranged from 0.01 to 16 cm. This discontinuity causes intra-specific, morphologic and genetic variation in Rhizophora species , which is one of the most dominant mangrove species in the world. Clear cutting lead to renewed sprouting of fresh mangroves, which unifies regeneration . The trees are first cut into 0.6 m stumps and thereafter chopped into smaller pieces of wood and sold. They have currently displaced 5% of the entire mangrove forest in the last 20 years  caused mainly by oil and gas exploration, urbanization and deforestation , which had opened up the forest to further exploitation. For instance, results from a fieldwork I embarked on indicates that total organic content (TOC) was higher in farm (1.99 ± 0.01%) and Nypa palm (1.87 ± 0.01%) soils than in mangrove soils (1.01–1.48%). The ants also attack humans that climb to exploit the trees. The red mangroves are the closest to the seashore whereas the black and white mangroves are more adapted to disturbed soils. The emphasis of mangrove study in the past has been the effect of pollution on mangrove forest, but no mention was made of species composition and distribution. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1665 Mangroves are largely restricted to latitudes between 30° north and 30° south. A representative soil sample was collected and grinded into fine particles, such that it can pass through 0.5 mm sieve and air dried. In Japan, Florida, Bermuda, and the Red Sea, this range extends 5-7° farther north. There are 54-75 species of true mangroves, which are found only in the intertidal zones of coasts, and are taxonomically isolated from terrestrial counterparts. We are IntechOpen, the world's leading publisher of Open Access books. The dbh for trees with small girth were measured with a vernier caliper at an accuracy of 0.01 cm while the stems of larger girth were measured with tapes (Forestry suppliers Inc., Jackson, MS). The wood specific density (ρ) for African mangroves from the Global Density Database was used in the calculation [49, 50, 51]. A symbiotic relationship does exist between the red mangrove trees and black ants. A total of 15 pure mangroves species and about 33 semi mangrove species were recorded in the study. Anthropogenic activities such as oil and gas exploration, deforestation, dredging, urbanization and invasive nypa palms had changed the soil type from swampy to sandy mud soil. Tree climbing skill is exhibited by red mangrove crabs (Goniopsis pelii) to hide from ground predators and evade capture. Charcoal industry is a lucrative business embarked upon by many people in the Niger Delta. They possess long root system (i.e. For example, industrial activities had led to a permanent change in soil and species composition, which accelerates the proliferation of weeds and other alien species. They are often found in dredged or sand filled areas. The red mangrove propagule is succulent and rich in nutrients and is eaten by crabs (Goniopsis pelii). germinans are lower (mean = 22 mg/l), but the … The landward area has sandy soil that has large percentage growth of grass species such as corn vine (Dalbergia ecastaphyllum), coco plum (Chrysobalanus icaco) etc. Here, we mapped the status and distributions of global mangroves using recently available Global Land Survey (GLS) data and the Landsat archive. How? As a general rule, zones of dominant mangrove species run parallel to the shoreline or to the banks of tidal creek systems. *Address all correspondence to: [email protected]
It has been estimated that the highest historical mangrove coverage was 250,000 ha ( State Oceanic Administration, 1996 ). At Humingbird Cay, Exuma, Bahamas, distributions of bothRhizophora mangle (red mangrove) andAvicennia germinans (black mangrove) are closely correlated with amounts of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the soil.R. Forty species of mangroves dominate approximately 75% of the world’s tropical coastlines between 25° N and 25° S. In certain locations, this range extends beyond these limits due to the movement of unusually warm waters from the equator. Publishing on IntechOpen allows authors to earn citations and find new collaborators, meaning more people see your work not only from your own field of study, but from other related fields too. Muddy soils is fine to the touch, light brown in color, wet, and mixed with litter. This leads to the constant enrichment of the soil, which makes the mangrove forest rich in biodiversity. Global Mangrove Distribution (USGS) Oct 23, 2013 Uploaded by Heidi Hausman. The palms were originally not a threat to the mangroves, but within the last 30 years due to unabated anthropogenic activities they have become a major threat to mangroves after hydrocarbon pollution . Combinations of biotic and abiotic factors had made the mangroves one of the most unique, but less studied systems in the world. These areas include the east coast of Africa, Australia, and New Zealand where mangroves occur 10-15° farther south. They grow up to 3 m in height, and grow out from tree branches to the ground. This study thus intends to achieve the following objectives; To determine the distribution, composition and structural characteristics of mangroves. Similar to corals, the region of greatest mangrove diversity is in Southeast Asia, particularly around the Indonesian Archipelago (Burke et al., 2001). Constant destruction of the mangroves by humans had, however, made them to regenerate and grow afresh, making them have less significant wood for charcoals production. The tree bark is cut into small bits and used as spices for cooking. Our team is growing all the time, so we’re always on the lookout for smart people who want to help us reshape the world of scientific publishing. The solution was stored and phosphorus was determined using Calorimetric Method . However, if the propagules fall on hard surface it lies horizontal, but if it falls in water it would be carried away by tidal currents. The following organisms are also found in the mangrove forest: mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, roots, stem, flower, honey resins, gum, silk, fabrics, rope, animal oil, and cosmetics. This is because they enrich coastal waters and serve as supermarket of the sea. The distribution of mangroves, which includes 118 countries, is described in detail by Tomlinson (1986). The monthly temperature ranges between 26 and 30°C. By making research easy to access, and puts the academic needs of the researchers before the business interests of publishers. All chemicals and reagents used were of analytical grade and of highest purity possible. Three species of mangrove along with the buttonwood are found along Florida’s coasts. Global Mangrove Distribution, Aboveground Biomass, and Canopy Height. The available global mangrove databases, compiled using disparate geospatial data sources and national statistics, need to be improved. Licensee IntechOpen. The region is made up of nine of Nigeria’s constituent states (i.e. INTRODUCTION Mangrove is one of plants which grow abundantly in coastal area, laguna and the brackishwater with saline soil condition . They have green leaves and hairy round seeds (Figure 1c). The available global mangrove databases, compiled using disparate geospatial data sources and national statistics, need to be improved. Nutrient contents varied along the 20 m transect from seaward to landward directions. Tree barks and roots are mixed with other components to produce medicinal herbs that are used to treat some ailments. These specific densities were put into the Model 1 mangrove regression model to calculate the plot AGB. The adventitious roots do not only grow from the base, but grow from the top of the trees to the ground. This method is used for estimating tree weight from field verifiable structural indices such as diameter at breast height (dbh) and tree height (h) . Zonation often characterizes mangrove forests. The oil spillages had lead to the constant pollution of the mangrove forest leading to the death of numerous mangrove stands [29, 30]. doi: 10.3390/md17040231. The mangrove forest serves as source of water from streams and lakes. There may have been a few mangroves surrounding small islands and on the coastline in what is currently Georgia. In addition, the sampled area of Fernandina is a channel, well protected from wave … The amount of standing biomass in mangrove forest is a function of the systems productivity . Diversity indices (H) of palm species commonly found around most mangrove forest in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. The distribution of mangroves has been mapped through the Queensland wetland mapping and more details can be found in the intertidal and subtidal mapping. They are mostly old growth forest that had been growing for the past 20–30 years without disturbance. In the north western portions including Edo and Ondo States, annual rainfall ranges from 1500 to 2000 mm, respectively. Different species of crabs such as Callinectes pallidus, Uca tangeri, Ostrea tulipa and Goniopsis pelii are also affected by pollutants. Aim Our scientific understanding of the extent and distribution of mangrove forests of the world is inadequate. - Sharply defined gap in mangrove distribution on the Yucanatan Peninsula (Mexico) at -90.3W and 21N, which is not present in the World Atlas of Mangroves (2010) dataset. This study is supported by other studies which revealed that the rate of herbivory of crabs and insects on mangrove leave was higher on trees growing in highly polluted soils than in trees growing in lowly polluted soils. It occupies a surface area of about 112,110 km2. A comprehensive physicochemical analysis of soils collected from Buguma and Okrika was done at the laboratory where standard methods were observed to analyze the parameters. Some mangrove species found include: Rhizophora harrisonii and Laguncularia racemosa. There was gradation of heavy metal concentration along the established 20 m transect. In addition to the present dataset (WCMC-010 (2011)), UNEP-WCMC distributes two other global mangrove data layers (WCMC-011 (2010), WCMC-012 (1997)). Built by scientists, for scientists. The tree bark when boiled produces dye used by the clothing industry. Shannon wiener diversity indices (H) of major mangrove species in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. However, the current threat to mangroves that can lead to their extinction is the interaction of all the factors. Login to your personal dashboard for more detailed statistics on your publications. It is similar to the value derived by  in south-eastern Nigeria (i.e. Muddy soil supports nypa palms while sandy soil supports different grass species, core mangrove soil supports red mangroves (R. racemosa), which are the most dominant of all species, with importance value (Iv) of 52.02. They also restrict the movement of humans and machinery during exploratory activities. Brief introduction to this section that descibes Open Access especially from an IntechOpen perspective, Want to get in touch? Rhizophora racemosa was the most dominant species in all locations. The wood is also used as support pillars and reinforcements for locally built houses and bridges across small rivers or canals. The blank titration was prepared in the same manner using the above mentioned steps but without soil to standardize the dichromate. The importance value (IV) of the mangroves was calculated using the equations of : The importance value is a quantitative parameter used to show the significance of each species within a stand, and it includes the summation of relative density, relative frequency and relative dominance. Button wood mangroves (Conocarpus erectus) are also prominent but less studied and is not too common around core mangrove forest. It’s based on principles of collaboration, unobstructed discovery, and, most importantly, scientific progression. bottom down and heads up when submerged in water. They thrive in salty environments because they can obtain freshwater from saltwater. They are often found on the edges of shorelines where waste are deposited. Avicennia germinans had the largest diameter among species. Mangrove propagules are dispersed by tidal currents, but land barriers prevent their free movement  leading to a discontinuous distribution. Conductivity was measured in field using conductivity meter. Several furniture products are derived from trees cut from the rain forest. The mangrove flora is unique in nature due to its restricted distribution only to the tidal zones. The soil and the reagents were mixed by swirling the flask gently for 1 min. The data are available at 30-m spatial resolution. The timber products are used by the furniture and building industry. This shows that mangrove distribution is strongly influenced by soil types. A study on species distribution was conducted between seaward and landward sites in Buguma. The red mangrove of the Niger Delta has one of the longest above ground root systems, which it uses for support and respiration. There was an increase in sulphate (SO4) and potassium (K) content while there was a decrease in Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn) and Phosphorous (P) contents. The stem is also used for fire wood and charcoal production. Inland areas are sandy and mostly inhabited by button wood mangroves (Conocarpus erectus) and grass species while seaward areas are mostly inhabited by red (Rhizophora racemosa), black (Laguncularia racemosa) and white (Avicennia germinans) mangroves species. The coolest months are June through to September during the peak of rainfall during the wet season. In the Niger Delta people feed on products of animals and insects that live in mangrove forest such as honey combs built by bees in thick mangrove forest. However, increase in sea level  can drown fringe mangroves . The dominance of the red mangroves (i.e. The development of site and species specific allometric relationship is best done using harvesting method . The litter enriches the soil and supplies the raw materials needed for decomposition . Losses of mangroves through storms, development, and climate change have negative impacts on critical ecosystem services. The fire wood is also useful in bakery, where larger wood stumps are placed underneath large ovens for baking bread. Tropical conditions are the best for mangroves, but excessive heat cause rapid evaporation leading to increase in salinity , which triggers the succession of salt tolerant mangrove species (e.g. Exist between the red mangroves are divided into the Indo-West Pacific are more diverse, consisting of mangrove. 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