The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs
This summary provides a review of the ecology of coral reef fishes, contributed by North American and Australian researchers. Areas covered include the development of non-equilibrium models of community organization and the role of recruitment variability in structuring local assemblages and insights into predator-prey and plant herbivore interactions. The book is intended to be suitable for graduate students and professional researchers in ecology.
- Hardback | 724 pages
- 165.1 x 243.84 x 40.64mm | 1,111.3g
- 01 Jan 1992
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- references, index
Table of contents
The visual world of coral reef fishes, W.M. McFarland; reef fishes - their history and evolution, J.H. Choat and D.R. Bellwood; trophic ecology; trophic relationships of fishes specialized to feed on zooplankters above coral reefs, E.S. Hobson; fish-seaweed interaction on coral reefs - effects of herbivorous fishes, M.E. Hay; the biology of herbivorous fishes on coral reefs, J.H. Choat; fish predation and its impact on the invertebrates of coral reefs and adjacent sediments, G.P. Jones, et al; larval and juvenile ecology; the pelagic stage of reef fishes - the larval biology of coral reef fishes, J.M. Leis; settlement strategies and biogeography of reef fishes, B.C. Victor; spatial and temporal patterns in recruitment processes in the ecology of coral reef fish populations - a multifactorial perspective, G.P. Jones; intraspecific variability in social systems of coral reef fishes, D.Y. Shapiro; the role of adult biology in the timing of spawning of tropical reef fishes, D.R. Robertson; the use of phenotypic plasticity in coral reef fishes as tests of theory in evolutionary ecology, R.R. Warner; community organization; geographic variability in the ecology of coral reef fishes - evidence, evolution and possible implications, R.E. Thresher; patterns and processes in the distribution of coral reef fishes, D. Williams; predation as a process structuring coral reef fish communities, M.A. Hixon; tropical and temperate reef fishes - comparison of community structure, A.W. Eeling and M.A. Hixon; reef fish communities - open non-equilibrium systems, P.F. Sale; fisheries and management; reef fisheries - effects and yields, G.R. Russ.