Foreward; Preface; Part I. Setting the Stage: 1. Status of coral reefs of the world: summary of threats and remedial action Clive Wilkinson; 2. Death and resurrection of Caribbean coral reefs: a paleoecological perspective William F. Precht and Richard B. Aronson; 3. A seascape-level perspective of coral reef ecosystems Peter J. Mumby and Alastair R. Harborne; 4. Cold-water coral reefs: status and conservation Emily Corcoran and Stefan Hain; Part II. Uses and Abuses: Ecological and Socioeconomic Issues: 5. Challenges and accomplishments towards sustainable reef fisheries Tim McClanahan; 6. Live food and non-food fisheries on coral reefs, and their potential management Amanda C. J. Vincent; 7. Tourism and coral reef-based conservation: can they coexist? Guy Jobbins; 8. Longer-term impacts of climate change on coral reefs Charles Sheppard; Part III. The Way Forward: Tools and Approaches: 9. New approaches to estimating recent ecological changes on coral reefs Isabelle M. Cote, Toby A. Gardner, Jennifer A. Gill, David J. Hutchinson and Andrew R. Watkinson; 10. Assessing management effectiveness of marine protected areas as a tool for improving coral reef management Sue Wells; 11. Environmental impact assessment for coral reefs: advocating direct protective approaches John R. Turner, Richard Boak, Rebecca Klaus, Deolall Daby and Emily Hardman; 12. Time for a third generation economics-based approach to coral management James Spurgeon; 13. Collaborative and community-based conservation of coral reefs, with reference to marine reserves in the Philippines Angel C. Alcala, Gary R. Russ and Portia Nillos; 14. Education as a tool for coral reef conservation: lessons from marine protected areas Lisa J. Browning, R. Andrew, O. Finlay and Lorna R. E. Fox; 15. Adaptive institutions for coral reef conservation Katrina Brown; 16. Coral reef restoration with case studies from Florida Walter C. Jaap, J. Harold Hudson, Richard E. Dodge, David Gilliam and Richard Shaul; 17. Redesigning coral reef conservation Callum M. Roberts, John D. Reynolds, Isabelle M. Cote and Julie P. Hawkins; 18. Coral reef coda: what can we hope for? Nancy Knowlton.