Coral Reefs of the World

Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories

Editors: Sheppard, Charles (Ed.)

  • This volume presents new and successful management methods for threatened marine ecosystems
  • A description of the importance and immense biological wealth of these coral reefs
  • Aspects such as geology, oceanography, climate, biogeography, biodiversity, connectivity and pollution are detailed
  • Distinctly presents reefs and deep-water coral communities (taxonomy), marine protected areas and status of coral reef fish assemblages
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About this book

The tropical UK Territories have extensive coral reefs.  Huge parts of these areas are exceptionally rich, productive and diverse.  Their marine biodiversity exceeds that of the UK itself, and several are already, or are planned to be, strictly protected.  Some of these areas serve as reference sites for many other countries with damaged reefs and they are oases of tropical marine biodiversity in a fast-degrading world.  This book reviews all of the UK reefs, from those scarcely known to those where substantial research has already been performed.  ​

About the authors

Charles Sheppard is a professor at Warwick University, UK. He is actively involved with reef research in many countries, advises several governments and industries, and is editor of a large marine environmental science journal. He has written numerous papers and articles, and this is the tenth book he has written or edited on marine environmental science.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories gives a broad overview of the eight major UK overseas territories … . A beautiful book which I can recommend to teachers, interested students and libraries.” (Branko Velimirov, Marine Ecology, Vol. 35, 2014)

“Chapter narratives are clear and comprehensible to nonspecialists. Each of the 22 chapters contains extensive, relevant literature citations. Figure quality, table organization, and editorial rigor are good throughout. Although the topic appears narrow, this work is a good source of information on coral biology for both specialists and nonspecialists. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (S. R. Fegley, Choice, Vol. 51 (3), November, 2013)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • An Appraisal of the Extent and Geomorphological Diversity of the Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Dependent Territories

    Hamylton, S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Coral Reefs of Anguilla

    Wynne, Stuart P.

    Pages 13-22

  • Introduction to Reefs and Shorelines of the British Virgin Islands

    Gore, Shannon

    Pages 23-35

  • Marine Protected Areas and Management in the British Virgin Islands

    Pascoe, Nancy Woodfield (et al.)

    Pages 37-46

  • Anegada: An Emergent Pleistocene Reef Island

    Gore, Shannon

    Pages 47-60

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5964-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories
Editors
  • Charles Sheppard
Series Title
Coral Reefs of the World
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5965-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5965-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5964-0
Series ISSN
2213-719X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 323
Topics