Book Volume 192 2007

Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology


ISBN: 978-0-387-33538-4 (Print) 978-0-387-33537-7 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii

  2. Coral Reefs in Context

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-27

      The Changing Fate of Coral Reefs: Lessons from the Deep Past

  3. Detecting Critical Events

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 29-29

    2. Chapter

      Pages 31-60

      Taphonomy: Detecting Critical Events in Fossil Reef-Coral Assemblages

    3. Chapter

      Pages 61-84

      Biotic Turnover Events on Coral Reefs: A Probabilistic Approach

    4. Chapter

      Pages 85-125

      Inferring Past Outbreaks of the Crown-of-Thorns Seastar from Scar Patterns on Coral Heads

    5. Chapter

      Pages 126-160

      Influence of Terrigenous Runoff on Offshore Coral Reefs: An Example from the Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico

    6. Chapter

      Pages 161-177

      Fidelity of Annual Growth in Montastraea faveolata and the Recentness of Coral Bleaching in Florida

  4. Patterns of Reef Development and Their Implications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-179

    2. Chapter

      Pages 181-200

      Demise, Regeneration, and Survival of Some Western Atlantic Reefs During the Holocene Transgression

    3. Chapter

      Pages 201-236

      Broad-Scale Patterns in Pleistocene Coral Reef Communities from the Caribbean: Implications for Ecology and Management

    4. Chapter

      Pages 237-312

      Ecological Shifts along the Florida Reef Tract: The Past as a Key to the Future

  5. Coral Reefs and Global Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 313-313

    2. Chapter

      Pages 315-341

      Extreme Climatic Events and Coral Reefs: How Much Short-Term Threat from Global Change?

    3. Chapter

      Pages 342-385

      Responses of Coral Reefs to El Niñno-Southern Oscillation Sea-Warming Events

    4. Chapter

      Pages 386-424

      Constraints on Predicting Coral Reef Response to Climate Change

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 425-442