Coral Reefs of the World

Coral Reefs of the Red Sea

Editors: Voolstra, Christian R., Berumen, Michael L. (Eds.)

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  • Up-to-date reference work for Red Sea coral reefs
  • Compact guide on chemical, physical, biological baseline data
  • Integrates ecological and molecular work, highlights pressing future research
  • Provides guidelines to conservation efforts
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This volume is a complete review and reference work for scientists, engineers, and students concerned with coral reefs in the Red Sea. It provides an up-to-date review on the geology, ecology, and physiology of coral reef ecosystems in the Red Sea, including data from most recent molecular studies. The Red Sea harbours a set of unique ecological characteristics, such as high temperature, high alkalinity, and high salinity, in a quasi-isolated environment. This makes it a perfect laboratory to study and understand adaptation in regard to the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. This book can be used as a general reference, guide, or textbook.

About the authors

Dr. Voolstra’s research interests are in Evolutionary Genomics and Systems Biology of coral reefs. Coral reefs represent one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. They are, however, extremely fragile and endangered due to human imposed exploitation, pollution, and global warming. An Evolutionary Genomics and Systems Biology approach can add to our understanding of reef ecology and conservation efforts. Dr Voolstra intends to focus on the following research topics: The role of adaptive evolution and coral-specific genes in molecular mechanisms of bleaching and stress; the molecular machinery of mutualism between corals and algae; the role of prokaryotes in these processes. Furthermore, Dr. Voolstra is interested in Biomineralization, Cancer, Ageing, Population Genetics/Genomics, and Genome-wide association studies (GWAS). Dr. Voolstra is an evolutionary biologist by heart that is interested in the big picture by applying whatever techniques are available or by the development of new methods in order to advance research. 

Michael L. Berumen: Associate Professor, Marine Science. Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division. Center membership: Red Sea Research Center. Research Interests: Larval connectivity and dispersal of reef fishes; movement ecology of reef organisms; biodiversity and evolutionary biology of Red Sea fauna.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Red Sea: Environmental Gradients Shape a Natural Laboratory in a Nascent Ocean

    Pages 1-10

    Berumen, Michael L. (et al.)

  • Environmental Setting for Reef Building in the Red Sea

    Pages 11-32

    Churchill, James (et al.)

  • Ecophysiology of Reef-Building Corals in the Red Sea

    Pages 33-52

    Ziegler, Maren (et al.)

  • Microbial Communities of Red Sea Coral Reefs

    Pages 53-68

    Neave, Matthew J. (et al.)

  • Symbiodiniaceae Diversity in Red Sea Coral Reefs & Coral Bleaching

    Pages 69-89

    Ziegler, Maren (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05800-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coral Reefs of the Red Sea
Editors
  • Christian R. Voolstra
  • Michael L. Berumen
Series Title
Coral Reefs of the World
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05802-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05802-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05800-5
Series ISSN
2213-719X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 179
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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