Coral Reefs of the World

The Great Barrier Reef

Biology, Environment and Management

Editors: Hutchings, P., Kingsford, Michael J., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (Eds.)

  • Offers an introduction to the major features of GBR reefs and major anthropogenic impacts on reefs
  • Gives an exciting and contemporary account of the issues that face the world's most complex marine ecosystem
  • Features world research leaders who explain the complex threats that reefs face
  • Covers both taxonomic groups and processes of reefs
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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is 344 400 square kilometres in size and is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. This comprehensive guide describes the organisms and ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. Contemporary pressing issues such as climate change, coral bleaching, coral disease and the challenges of coral reef fisheries are also discussed.

In addition, the book includes a field guide that will help people to identify the common animals and plants on the reef, then to delve into the book to learn more about the roles the biota play.

Beautifully illustrated and with contributions from thirty-three international experts, The Great Barrier Reef is a must-read for the interested reef tourist, student, researcher and manager. While it has an Australian focus, it can equally be used as a baseline text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs. 

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"The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the world’s largest and best-known coral reef … . This book … provide an up-to-date account of GBR ecology for academics, professionals, and the informed public. … All institutions that offer courses in marine biology should have copies in their libraries. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, professional, and general collections." (J. C. Briggs, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)


Buy this book

Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8949-7
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Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8034-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Great Barrier Reef
Book Subtitle
Biology, Environment and Management
Editors
  • P. Hutchings
  • Michael J. Kingsford
  • O. Hoegh-Guldberg
Series Title
Coral Reefs of the World
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for Australia and New Zealand: CSIRO
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8949-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8034-9
Series ISSN
2213-719X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
392
Additional Information
Jointly published with CSIRO
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