Coral Reefs of the USA

  • Bernhard M. Riegl
  • Richard E. Dodge

Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Barbara H. Lidz, Eugene A. Shinn, J. Harold Hudson, H. Gray Multer, Robert B. Halley, Daniel M. Robbin
    Pages 9-74
  3. Walter C. Jaap, Alina Szmant, Karilyn Jaap, Jennifer Dupont, Robert Clarke, Paul Somerfield et al.
    Pages 75-125
  4. Albert C. Hine, Robert B. Halley, Stanley D. Locker, Bret D. Jarrett, Walter C. Jaap, David J. Mallinson et al.
    Pages 127-173
  5. Kenneth W. Banks, Bernhard M. Riegl, Vincent P. Richards, Brian K. Walker, Kevin P. Helmle, Lance K. B. Jordan et al.
    Pages 175-220
  6. Dennis K. Hubbard, Randolph B. Burke, Ivan P. Gill, Wilson R. Ramirez, Clark Sherman
    Pages 263-302
  7. Caroline S. Rogers, Jeff Miller, Erinn M. Muller, Peter Edmunds, Richard S. Nemeth, James P. Beets et al.
    Pages 303-373
  8. David L. Ballantine, Richard S. Appeldoorn, Paul Yoshioka, Ernesto Weil, Roy Armstrong, Jorge R. Garcia et al.
    Pages 375-406
  9. Margaret W. Miller, Robert B. Halley, Arthur C. R. Gleason
    Pages 407-433
  10. Charles H. Fletcher, Chris Bochicchio, Chris L. Conger, Mary S. Engels, Eden J. Feirstein, Neil Frazer et al.
    Pages 435-487
  11. John J. Rooney, Pal Wessel, Ronald Hoeke, Jonathan Weiss, Jason Baker, Frank Parrish et al.
    Pages 519-571
  12. Richard W. Grigg, Jeffrey Polovina, Alan M. Friedlander, Steven O. Rohmann
    Pages 573-594
  13. James Maragos, Joyce Miller, Jamison Gove, Edward De Martini, Alan M. Friedlander, Scott Godwin et al.
    Pages 595-641
  14. James Maragos, Alan M. Friedlander, Scott Godwin, Craig Musburger, Roy Tsuda, Elizabeth Flint et al.
    Pages 643-654
  15. Bernhard M. Riegl, Samuel J. Purkis, Peter Houk, Genevieve Cabrera, Richard E. Dodge
    Pages 691-718
  16. Robert H. Richmond, Peter Houk, Michael Trianni, Eric Wolanski, Gerry Davis, Victor Bonito et al.
    Pages 719-739
  17. Charles Birkeland, Peter Craig, Douglas Fenner, Lance Smith, William E. Kiene, Bernhard M. Riegl
    Pages 741-765
  18. Charles G. Messing, John K. Reed, Sandra D. Brooke, Steve W. Ross
    Pages 767-791
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 793-803

About this book


Coral Reefs of the USA provides a complete overview of the present status of knowledge regarding all coral reef areas within the USA and its territories. It is written by the most experienced authorities in their fields and geographic areas. Stretching from the Caribbean to the western Pacific, the coral reefs of the USA span extensive geographic and biotic diversity, occur in a wide variety of geomorphological settings, and provide a representative cross-section of Holocene reef-building. This book will therefore be of broad general interest. For the first time, complete scholarly reviews are given for the geology, geomorphology and the biology of reefs encompassing a vast area stretching from the Mariana Islands in the west, Samoa in the south, Hawaii in the north and the Virgin Islands in the east. This book is not a status report, but will provide up-to-date information about stressors and the biotic responses of the reefs, as well as the geological explanations why these reefs exist in the first place. It will be an invaluable baseline-reference for all those who are engaged in research or management of these coral reefs or to those who simply enjoy being well-informed about one of the most iconic ecosystems of the USA.


Atoll Biology Coral Reefs Coral reef Geology Ocean Oceanography Pacific Ocean Resource Management geomorphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard M. Riegl
    • 1
  • Richard E. Dodge
    • 1
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityDania BeachUSA

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