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The table below provides access to all of the course modules in PDF format.

Section Introduction Presentation Files Pdf Files
1 Marine Environment
This section of the course introduces key zones in the marine environment and discusses briefly the existing international managment regimes.
  Marine Environment PDF
  Waves and Tides Waves-Tides.PDF Waves and Tides PDF
  Understanding Biodiversity   Understanding Biodiversity PDF
2 Diversity Assessment Methods    
  Biodiversity Values Biodiversity Values.PDF
Coastal Biodiversity.PDF
Biodiversity Values PDF
  Methodology for Assessment Biodiversity Biodiversity Assessment.PDF Methodology for Assessment of Biodiversity PDF
  Pre-treatment of Data for Biodiversity Assessment   Pre-Treatment Assessment PDF
  IUCN Conservation Status Assessment   IUCN Conservation PDF 
  The Barcode of Life Initiative Barcoding of Marine Life.PDF The Barcode of Life Initiative PDF
  Molecular Tools for Assessing Genetic Diversity Genetic Diversity.PDF Molecular Tools for Assessing Genetic Diversity PDF
3 Mangrove Ecosystems    
  Distribution of Mangrove Ecosystems   Distribution of Mangroves PDF
  Ecology and Environment of Mangrove Ecosystems   Ecology and Environment of Mangroves PDF
  Methods of Studying Mangroves Mangroves.PDF Methods of studying mangroves.pdf
  Biology of Mangroves Avicennia.PDF Biology of mangroves.pdf
  Importance of Mangrove Ecosystem Importance of Mangroves.PDF Importance of mangroves.pdf
4 Biodiversity in Mangrove Ecosystems    
  Floral Diversity: Bacteria and Fungi   Bacteria-and-fungi.pdf
  Actinomycetes   Actinomycetes.pdf
  Phytoplankton Phytoplankton.PDF Phytoplankton
  Seaweeds Seaweeds.PDF Seaweeds.pdf
  Seagrasses Seagrass.pdf Seagrasses.pdf
  Mangroves   Mangroves.pdf
  Salt Marsh and Other Coastal Flora   Saltmarsh.pdf
  Faunal Diversity : Zooplankton Zooplankton.PDF Zooplankton.pdf
  Nematodes Nematodes.PDF Nematods.pdf
  Polychaetes   Polychaetes.pdf
  Amphipods Amphipods&Stomatopods.PDF Amphipods.pdf
  Prawns and Shrimps Shrimps.PDF Prawns and shrimp.pdf
  Brachyuran Crabs   Brachyuran-crabs.pdf
  Insects   Insects.pdf
  Molluscs   Molluscs.pdf
  Molluscs in Mangroves: a Case Study Molluscan Diversity.PDF Molluscs-and-mangroves.pdf
  Fin fish Finfish.PDF
Identification of Fish.PDF
  Mudskippers Mudskipper.PDF Mudskippers.pdf
  Ornamental Fish   Ornamental-fish.pdf
  Parasitic Fauna of Fishes Parasites.PDF Parasitic-fauna-of-fishes.pdf
  Wood-borers   Wood-borers.pdf
  Reptiles   Reptiles.pdf
  Birds   Birds.pdf
  Mammals Marine Mammals.PDF Mammals.pdf
  Bycatch Resource   Bycatch-resource.pdf
  Bio-fouling Bio-fouling.pdf  
  Marine Organisms Marine Organisms.pdf  
5 Threats to Mangroves    
  Degradation and Destruction of Mangroves   Degradation-and-destruction-of-mangroves.pdf
  Pollution Threats : Water Quality   Water-quality.pdf
  Persistent Chemicals   Persistant-Chemicals.pdf
6 Policy and Sustainable Management of Mangroves    
  Conservation and Management Strategies : Restoration Technologies   Restoration-technologies.pdf
  People's Participation   Peoples-participation.pdf
  Alternate Livelihood : a Case Study   Alternate-Livelihood.pdf
  Application of Remote Sensing & GIS Remote-Sensing-Applications.pdf Application-of-remote-sensing-and-GIS.pdf
  Global Policies   Global-Policies.pdf
  Role of Institutions    
  Conservation Strategies in Different Countries    


Copyright 2013, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. Modules. (2008, January 14). Retrieved October 28, 2013, from UN University OCW Web site: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Creative Commons License