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Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs

Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Morgan Pratchett

ISSN: 0722-4028 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-0975 (electronic version)

Journal no. 338

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Professor Morgan Pratchett
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University
e-mail: morgan.pratchett@jcu.edu.au


Biology Editors

Dr. Anastazia Banaszak
Reef Systems Academic Unit
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (UNAM)
Ap. Postal 1152
CP 77500 Cancún,
Q. Roo, México
e-mail: banaszak@cmarl.unam.mx

Dr. Line K. Bay
Australian Institute of Marine Science
PMP No. 3, Townsville MC
Queensland, 4810, Australia
e-mail; l.bay@aims.gov.au

Dr. Simon Davy
School of Biological Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
e-mail: Simon.Davy@vuw.ac.nz

Dr. Andrew Hoey
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University
Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia
e-mail: andrew.hoey1@jcu.edu.au

Dr. Mark R. Patterson
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
e-mail: m.patterson@neu.edu

Dr. Mark J.A. Vermeij
Science Director Carmabi Foundation
Piscaderabaai z/n
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

Ecology Editors

Dr. Michael Berumen
Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA, USA
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
e-mail: Michael.berumen@kaust.edu.sa

Dr Alastair Harborne
School of Biological Sciences
Goddard Building, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia
email: a.harborne@uq.edu.au

Dr. Stuart A. Sandin
Scripps Institution for Oceanography
Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Geology Editors

Prof. Eberhard Gischler
Institute for Geosciences
Department of Paleontology
Altenhöferallee 1
D-60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Dr. Serge Andréfouët
UR Coreus-Institute de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Nouvelle Calédonie

Dr. Iliana Baums
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA, USA

Prof. Barbara Brown
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Dr. Deron Burkepile
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University
Miami, FL, USA

Dr. Terry Done
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Peter Edmunds
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California, USA

Dr. Christine Ferrier-Pages
Centre Scientifique de Monaco

Dr. James R. Guest
Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Dennis Hubbard
Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio, USA

Dr. Kiho Kim
American University
Washington, DC, USA

Dr. Harilaos A. Lessios
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Balboa, Panama

Dr. Janice M. Lough
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Dr. Maggy Nugues
Perpignan, France

Dr. Valerie Paul
Smithsonian Marine Station
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA

Dr. Kimberly B. Ritchie
Mote Marine Laboratory
Sarasota, Florida, USA

Dr. Randi Rotjan
New England Aquarium
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Prof. George Stanley
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana, USA

Dr. Peter Swart
University of Miami/RSMAS
Miami, Florida, USA

Dr. Hugh Sweatman
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Townsville, Australia

Dr. Hiroya Yamano
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Tsukuba City, Ibaraki, Japan


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    The journal, Coral Reefs, is intended to be a focal point for multidisciplinary literature across the broad fields of reef studies. It publishes analytical and theoretical papers on both modern and ancient reefs, and encourages the search for theories about reef structure and dynamics, and the use of experimentation, modelling, quantification and the applied sciences.

    Some of the subject areas covered by the journal include:

    • population dynamics
    • community ecology of reef organisms
    • energy and nutrient flows
    • biogeochemical cycles
    • physiology of calcification
    • reef responses to natural and anthropogenic influences
    • stress markers in reef organisms
    • behavioural ecology
    • sedimentology
    • diagenesis
    • reef structure and morphology
    • evolutionary ecology of the reef biota
    • palaeoceanography of coral reefs and coral islands
    • science which underpins reef management
    • coral molecular biology and genetics
    • aetiology of disease in reef-related organisms
    • reef responses to global change

    The journal accepts full length papers (Reports) and short papers (Notes). Review articles are also welcomed but authors should consult the Editor in Chief about the proposed subject and length before submission.

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