2011

Coral Reefs: An Ecosystem in Transition

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ISBN: 978-94-007-0113-7 (Print) 978-94-007-0114-4 (Online)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. History and perspective

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      Pages 3-10

      Coral Research: Past Efforts and Future Horizons

  3. Geology and evolution

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      Pages 11-11

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      Pages 13-24

      The Paleoecology of Coral Reefs

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      Pages 25-35

      Remote Sensing of Coral Reef Processes

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      Pages 37-45

      Coral Taxonomy and Evolution

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      Pages 47-55

      The Coral Triangle

  4. Coral biology: symbiosis, photosynthesis and calcification

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      Pages 57-57

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      Pages 59-85

      Sexual Reproduction of Scleractinian Corals

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      Pages 87-106

      Zooxanthellae: The Yellow Symbionts Inside Animals

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      Pages 107-118

      Light as a Source of Information and Energy in Zooxanthellate Corals

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      Pages 119-150

      Coral Calcification, Cells to Reefs

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      Pages 151-176

      Coral Calcification Under Ocean Acidification and Global Change

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      Pages 177-185

      Simulating and Quantifying the Environmental Influence on Coral Colony Growth and Form

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      Pages 187-195

      Physiological Adaptation to Symbiosis in Cnidarians

  5. The coral reef ecosystem: bacteria, zooplankton, algae, invertebrates, fishes and model

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      Pages 197-197

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      Pages 199-206

      Biogeochemistry of Nutrients

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      Pages 207-214

      The Role of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen (DON) in Coral Biology and Reef Ecology

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      Pages 215-229

      The Role of Plankton in Coral Trophodynamics

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      Pages 231-240

      Fish or Germs? Microbial Dynamics Associated with Changing Trophic Structures on Coral Reefs

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      Pages 241-272

      Coral Reef Algae

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      Pages 273-325

      Invertebrates and Their Roles in Coral Reef Ecosystems

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      Pages 327-346

      Coral Reef Fishes: Opportunities, Challenges and Concerns

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      Pages 347-371

      Competition Among Sessile Organisms on Coral Reefs

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