The Biology of Coral Reefs
time, there has been a near doubling in the number of scientific papers that have been written in this short time about coral reef biology and the ability to acclimate to ocean warming and acidification. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, incorporating the significant increase in
knowledge gained over the last decade whilst retaining the book's focus as a concise and affordable overview of the field.
The Biology of Coral Reefs provides an integrated overview of the function, physiology, ecology, and behaviour of coral reef organisms. Each chapter is enriched with a selection of 'boxes' on specific aspects written by internationally recognised experts. As with other books in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate this marine environment although pollution, conservation, climate change, and experimental aspects are also included. Indeed,
particular emphasis is placed on conservation and management due to the habitat's critically endangered status. A global range of examples is employed which gives the book international relevance.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 158 x 235 x 20mm | 686g
- 10 Feb 2018
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
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Table of contents
2: The main reef builders and space occupiers
3: The abiotic environment
4: Symbiotic interactions
5: Microbial, microalgal, and planktonic reef life
6: Reef fishes: evolution, diversity, and function
7: Reef fisheries and reef aquaculture
8: Coral reefs in the modern world
9: Consequences to reefs of changing environmental stress
10: The future, human population, and management
About Charles R.C. Sheppard
his work in conservation in the Indian Ocean.
Professor Simon Davy is a specialist in the fields of coral-algal symbiosis and coral disease. He studied for his PhD at Bangor University. He then conducted postdoctoral research at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Florida and the University of Sydney, before holding faculty positions at the University of Plymouth and now Victoria University of Wellington, where he is Head of the School of Biological Sciences. He is also President of the International Symbiosis Society and a
topic editor for the scientific journal Coral Reefs.
Dr. Graham Pilling has over 20 years experience in applied fisheries science to support management, and has gained practical experience in tropical and coral reef ecosystems, including in the Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf, and Pacific Ocean. His work has focused on stock assessment, evaluating feasible management approaches for fisheries at a range of geographic scales, and the implications of climate change for coral reef ecosystem services. He currently holds the post of Principal Fisheries
Scientist at the SPC Oceanic Fisheries Programme in New Caledonia.
Professor Nicholas Graham's research tackles large-scale ecological and social-ecological coral reef issues under the overarching themes of climate change, human use, and resilience. Increasingly he works with social scientists and economists to assess methods of linking social-ecological systems for natural resource assessment and management.