Asia-Pacific Conference on Science and Management of Coastal by Brian R. McMahon, Jason E. Doyle (auth.), Yuk-Shan Wong,

By Brian R. McMahon, Jason E. Doyle (auth.), Yuk-Shan Wong, Nora Fung-Yee Tam (eds.)

Human beings have an extended ancient dating with the coast. in the beginning it supplied nutrition and safety, later forming vital destinations for commercial and advertisement improvement. Now the emphasis has shifted in the direction of relaxation and conservation, even if the previous capabilities stay the most important. besides the fact that, it is just very lately that individuals have all started viewing the coast as a typical and beneficial source that calls for rational utilisation and clinical administration to be able to maintain its recognition. after all, enlightened administration comes in simple terms via figuring out of the advanced coastal areas, which permits coastal managers to stability pressures from diversified sectors and to reduce hazards. clinical wisdom will remain an important foundation for resolving the conflicts among coastal clients and curiosity teams reminiscent of builders and ecologists. Coastal administration has additionally shifted from conventional restorative or remedial activities in the direction of deliberate avoidance of alternative conflicts.
regardless of speedy development in coastal sciences over fresh many years, lots of the significant coastal concerns have remained amazing within the time table. keep watch over of coastline erosion and retaining sea point upward push remain the most important difficulties dealing with coastal scientists. damaging coastal storms nonetheless reason great harm, rather in low altitudes. Wetland and estuary reclamation have ended in the lack of the main precious estuary wetlands that are required to maintain organic productiveness and biodiversity.
This quantity contains papers on marine and coastal pollutants, eutrophication, aquaculture, conservation and usage, coastal wetlands, and coastal area management.

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Von Willert2 1Department of Botany, University of Durban-Westville, Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000, South Africa 2/nstitutjiir Okologie der Pflanzen, Westfalische Wilhelms Universitiit, Hindenburgplatz 55,48143 Munster; Germany Key words: Avicennia marina, gas exchange, mangroves, photosynthesis,waterlogging Abstract This study was undertaken in summer on fully expanded leaves of Avicennia marina trees in the Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, Durban, South Africa. Data sets were obtained over 5-7 days of relatively dry conditions and over two periods of 5 days during which the swamp was continuously inundated with dilute seawater « 150 mol m- 3 NaCI).

Such priority ranking can be considered as a preliminary guide- line to formulate a conservation strategy for mangrove stands as plants are a very important component in the overall conservation evaluation programme. However, other attributes such as fauna distribution, current protection measures, disturbance and threats, scientific and recreational values, etc. should also be considered in determining the ultimate conservation priorities of mangrove stands in Hong Kong. Conclusion The present ecological study shows that the 43 mangrove stands, not including Mai Po Nature Reserve, still remained in Hong Kong and fringed about 178 hectares along the coastlines.

Under waterlogging, WUE appeared to be lower and less variable (Figure 3c, d). Mean daily WUE between treatments, however, was not significant (Table 2). 65 MPaduring waterlogging (Figure 5). Discussion Field measurement of gas exchange is subject to many difficulties and when undertaken at different times, 43 '1ATZRLOCCED J)lWNZJ) b . 0 (J r-0200 i. 100 . ..... :t. yI;'tst ••• 1\ ". " ,.. ~ () ::I "C C 0 (J 100 ~,. S. _. , ... 9iJ. ~ ... ~ ~. l d 150 ~ - ". 0 . 0 Local time Figure 2. Diurnal course of C02 exchange (a, b) leaf conductance (c, d) and transpiration (e, t) in A.

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