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Authors Abu Hena, MK; Sidik, BJ; Idris, MH; Nesarul, MH; Aysha, A; Islam, MS; Nazmul, H
Author Full Name Abu Hena, M. K.; Sidik, B. Japar; Idris, M. H.; Nesarul, M. H.; Aysha, A.; Islam, M. S.; Nazmul, H.
Title Forest structure and litter production of naturally re-generated white mangrove Avicennia marina in sub-tropical estuarine coast
Source JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Avicennia marina; Mangrove litter; Newly re-generated forest
Keywords Plus STAND; FAUNA
Abstract The present work deals with plant structure, phonology, litter production and decomposition of mangrove Avicennia marina in the newly re-generated mangrove forest in sub-tropical coast. The natural generation in this accreted coastal land of mono-specific A. marina forest stand was prominent, with 45% seedlings and 32% saplings. Peak flowering and fruiting were noticed in May and August, respectively. Reproductive components contribute countable percent into the total litter production during the peak flowering (60%) and fruiting (86%) season. The percentage of leaf litter fall fluctuated throughout the year and contributed 13-99% (73% in average) of the total litter production of 11.53 tones ha(-1)yr(-1). The total litter production differed with season and influenced by local climate, pore water salinity and phenology of the mangrove. The naturally generated young (7 years) A. marina with 1.8 m height produced more leaf litter as compared to similar tree height elsewhere. Decomposition rate was related to season, with higher litter loss during rainy season which could help cycling nutrients and support estuarine food web by supplying organic matter into the sub-tropical coastal environment.
Author Address [Abu Hena, M. K.; Sidik, B. Japar; Idris, M. H.] Univ Putra Malaysia, Fac Agr & Food Sci, Dept Anim Sci & Fishery, Bintulu 97008, Sarawak, Malaysia; [Nesarul, M. H.; Aysha, A.; Islam, M. S.; Nazmul, H.] Univ Chittagong, Inst Marine Sci & Fisheries, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh
Reprint Address Abu Hena, MK (reprint author), Univ Putra Malaysia, Fac Agr & Food Sci, Dept Anim Sci & Fishery, Bintulu Sarawak Campus, Bintulu 97008, Sarawak, Malaysia.
E-mail Address hena71@yahoo.com
Funding Agency and Grant Number Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh
Funding Text Authors acknowledge the Bangladesh Nature for providing facilities and Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh for providing funds to conduct this research under
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Cited Reference Count 23
Publisher TRIVENI ENTERPRISES
Publisher City LUCKNOW
Publisher Address C/O KIRAN DALELA, 1/206 VIKAS NAGAR, KURSI RD, LUCKNOW 226 022, INDIA
ISSN 0254-8704
29-Character Source Abbreviation J ENVIRON BIOL
ISO Source Abbreviation J.Environ.Biol.
Publication Date SEP
Year Published 2015
Volume 36
Issue 5
Beginning Page 1199
Ending Page 1204
Page Count 6
Web of Science Category Environmental Sciences
Subject Category Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Document Delivery Number CS1UI
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000361853200023
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