Ecological Studies

Coral Bleaching

Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences

Editors: van Oppen, Madeleine J. H., Lough, Janice (Eds.)

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  • Provides new insights into the causes and consequences of coral bleaching
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One of the most serious consequences of global climate change for coral reefs is the increased frequency and severity of mass coral bleaching events and, since the first edition of this volume was published in 2009, there have been additional mass coral bleaching events. This book provides comprehensive information on the causes and consequences of coral bleaching for coral reef ecosystems, from the genes and microbes involved in the bleaching response, to individual coral colonies and whole reef systems. It presents detailed analyses of how coral bleaching can be detected and quantified and reviews future scenarios based on modeling efforts and the potential mechanisms of acclimatisation and adaptation. It also briefly discusses emerging research areas that focus on the development of innovative interventions aiming to increase coral climate resilience and restore reefs.

About the authors

Madeleine J.H. van Oppen
Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville MC, Queensland 4810, Australia and School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
e-mail: madeleine.van@unimelb.edu.au

J.M. Lough
Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville MC, Queensland 4810, Australia and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
e-mail: j.lough@aims.gov.au

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Coral Bleaching–Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences

    Lough, J. M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Evolution of the Coral–Algal Symbiosis and Coral Bleaching in the Geologic Past

    Stanley, George (et al.)

    Pages 9-26

  • Coral Bleaching in Space and Time

    Oliver, J. K. (et al.)

    Pages 27-49

  • Climate Variability and Change: Monitoring Data and Evidence for Increased Coral Bleaching Stress

    Eakin, C. M. (et al.)

    Pages 51-84

  • Detecting and Monitoring Coral Bleaching Events

    Cantin, N. E. (et al.)

    Pages 85-110

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coral Bleaching
Book Subtitle
Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences
Editors
  • Madeleine J. H. van Oppen
  • Janice Lough
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
233
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75393-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75393-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75392-8
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
VIII, 356
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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