Coral Reefs of the World

Coral Reefs of the Gulf

Adaptation to Climatic Extremes

Editors: Riegl, Bernhard, Purkis, Sam J. (Eds.)

  • First complete compilation of biology and geology information for all Gulf reefs
  • Detailed case studies of extremely heat- and cold-adapted reefs
  • Richly illustrated with more than 200 color figures
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About this book

Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes is a complete review and reference for scientists, engineers and students concerned with the geology, biology or engineering aspects of coral reefs in the Middle East. It provides for the first time a complete review of both the geology and biology of all extant coral areas in the Gulf, the water body between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. In summer, this area is the hottest sea with abundant coral growth on earth and already today exhibits a temperature that is predicted to occur across the topical ocean in 2100. Thus, by studying the Gulf today, much can be learned about tomorrow’s world and the capability of coral reefs to adapt to climatic extremes. This volume provides the most authoritative and up-to-date review of the coral reefs in the Gulf. It can be used as a volume of general reference or as a textbook treating recent coral reefs.

Written by local and international experts, the text is richly illustrated and will remain a standard reference for the region for decades to come. Contributions stretch from climatology through geology, biology, ecological modelling and fisheries science to practical conservation aspects. The book is useful for the technical expert and casual reader alike.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Coral Reefs of the Gulf provides an important baseline on reef geomorphology and ecosystems in an area under pressure from various developments (oil, gas and resorts). … this book is an excellent ambassador for monitoring and protecting these important natural ecosystems.” (M. James C. Crabbe, The Biologist, Vol. 59 (5), December, 2012)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes in the World’s Hottest Sea

    Riegl, Bernhard M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Environmental Constraints for Reef Building in the Gulf

    Riegl, Bernhard M. (et al.)

    Pages 5-32

  • Geomorphology and Reef Building in the SE Gulf

    Purkis, Sam J. (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Environmental Setting and Temporal Trends in Southeastern Gulf Coral Communities

    Foster, Kristi (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • Dynamics of Gulf Coral Communities: Observations and Models from the World’s Hottest Coral Sea

    Riegl, Bernhard M. (et al.)

    Pages 71-93

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3008-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3007-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coral Reefs of the Gulf
Book Subtitle
Adaptation to Climatic Extremes
Editors
  • Bernhard Riegl
  • Sam J. Purkis
Series Title
Coral Reefs of the World
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3008-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3008-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3007-6
Series ISSN
2213-719X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 379
Topics