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Coral Reefs of the World

Coral Reefs at the Crossroads

Editors: Hubbard, D.K., Rogers, C.S., Lipps, J.H., Stanley, Jr., G.D. (Eds.)

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  • First single volume in 35 years examining reefs from a wide variety of perspectives
  • Brings together coral reef experts that cross over disciplinary boundaries
  • Provides a jumping-off point to examine coral reefs - sitting at both a disciplinary and a temporal crossroads
  • Topics include coral calcification, ocean acidification, photosymbiosis, bioerosion, reef accretion, physical and biological drivers, changes in coral reefs and more 
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About this book

In this book, contributors from diverse backgrounds take a first step toward an integrated view of reefs and the significance of their recent decline. More than any other earth system, coral reefs sit at a disciplinary crossroads. Most recently, they have reached another crossroads - fundamental changes in their bio-physical structure greater than those of previous centuries or even millennia. Effective strategies to mitigate recent trends will require an approach that embraces the myriad perspectives from across the scientific landscape, but will also need a mechanism to transform scientific understanding into social will and political implementation. 

About the authors

Dennis K. Hubbard
Department of Geology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA

Caroline S. Rogers
US Geological Survey, Wetlands and Aquatic Research Center, Caribbean Field Station, St. John, VI, USA

Jere H. Lipps
John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, Santa Ana, CA, USA, and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

George D. Stanley, Jr.
Department of Geosciences, The University of Montana, Missoula MT, USA

Reviews

“I find this to be a very valuable addition to the literature and consistent with the other high quality volumes in the series. … This is a timely book on a subject of great importance for understanding one of the most ecologically, economically, and culturally valuable ecosystems on Earth that are truly at a ‘crossroads.’”(Robert H. Richmond, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 93 (02), June, 2018)

“In 300 pages and 12 chapters, the multiple authors of this volume describe in great detail why coral reefs are indeed at a crossroad. … As the volume covers a wide range of issues, this book will be useful not only to professional researchers, but even to lay readers with an interest in coral reefs. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty, professionals, and general readers.” (L. T. Spencer, Choice, Vol. 54 (7), March, 2017)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Coral Reefs at the Crossroads – An Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Hubbard, Dennis K.

  • Coral Calcification and Ocean Acidification

    Pages 7-45

    Jokiel, Paul L. (et al.)

  • Photosymbiosis in Past and Present Reefs

    Pages 47-68

    Lipps, Jere H. (et al.)

  • Bioerosion on Modern Reefs: Impacts and Responses Under Changing Ecological and Environmental Conditions

    Pages 69-101

    Perry, Chris T. (et al.)

  • Sponge Contributions to the Geology and Biology of Reefs: Past, Present, and Future

    Pages 103-126

    Wulff, Janie

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7567-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7565-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-1383-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coral Reefs at the Crossroads
Editors
  • Dennis K. Hubbard
  • Caroline S. Rogers
  • Jere H. Lipps
  • George D. Stanley, Jr.
Series Title
Coral Reefs of the World
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7567-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7567-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7565-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-1383-0
Series ISSN
2213-719X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 300
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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