Coral Reefs of the World

Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems

Editors: Loya, Yossi, Puglise, Kimberly A., Bridge, Tom (Eds.)

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  • Primary source for a basic understanding of Mesophotic coral ecosystems  (MCEs)
  • First reviews of major mesophotic taxa
  • Looks into MCE’s geographical variations, similarities, differences between MCE’s and potential connectivity between MCEs and shallow reefs
  • Covers the conservation, management and threats to MCEs and future research directions
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This book summarizes what is known about mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) geographically and by major taxa. MCEs are characterized by light-dependent corals and associated communities typically found at depths ranging from 30-40 m. and extending to over 150 m. in tropical and subtropical ecosystems. They are populated with organisms typically associated with shallow coral reefs, such as macroalgae, corals, sponges, and fishes, as well as specialist species unique to mesophotic depths. During the past decade, there has been an increasing scientific and management interest in MCEs expressed by the exponential increase in the number of publications studying this unique environment. Despite their close proximity to well-studied shallow reefs, and the growing evidence of their importance, our scientific knowledge of MCEs is still in its early stages. The topics covered in the book include: regional variation in MCEs; similarities and differences between mesophotic and shallow reef taxa, biotic and abiotic conditions, biodiversity, ecology, geomorphology, and geology; potential connectivity between MCEs and shallow  reefs; MCE disturbances, conservation, and management challenges; and new technologies, key research questions/knowledge gaps, priorities, and future directions in MCE research.

Table of contents (53 chapters)

Table of contents (53 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems
Editors
  • Yossi Loya
  • Kimberly A. Puglise
  • Tom Bridge
Series Title
Coral Reefs of the World
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92735-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92735-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92734-3
Series ISSN
2213-719X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 1003
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations, 354 illustrations in colour
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