Coral Reefs of the Red Sea

  • Christian R. Voolstra
  • Michael L. Berumen

Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Michael L. Berumen, Christian R. Voolstra, Daniele Daffonchio, Susana Agusti, Manuel Aranda, Xabier Irigoien et al.
    Pages 1-10
  3. James Churchill, Kristen Davis, Eyal Wurgaft, Yonathan Shaked
    Pages 11-32
  4. Maren Ziegler, Anna Roik, Till Röthig, Christian Wild, Nils Rädecker, Jessica Bouwmeester et al.
    Pages 33-52
  5. Matthew J. Neave, Amy Apprill, Greta Aeby, Sou Miyake, Christian R. Voolstra
    Pages 53-68
  6. Maren Ziegler, Chatchanit Arif, Christian R. Voolstra
    Pages 69-89
  7. Michael K. Wooster, Oliver Voigt, Dirk Erpenbeck, Gert Wörheide, Michael L. Berumen
    Pages 91-122
  8. Michael L. Berumen, Roberto Arrigoni, Jessica Bouwmeester, Tullia I. Terraneo, Francesca Benzoni
    Pages 123-155
  9. Michael L. Berumen, May B. Roberts, Tane H. Sinclair-Taylor, Joseph D. DiBattista, Pablo Saenz-Agudelo, Stamatina Isari et al.
    Pages 157-179

About this book


This volume is a complete review and reference work for scientists, engineers, and students concerned with coral reefs in the Red Sea. It provides an up-to-date review on the geology, ecology, and physiology of coral reef ecosystems in the Red Sea, including data from most recent molecular studies. The Red Sea harbours a set of unique ecological characteristics, such as high temperature, high alkalinity, and high salinity, in a quasi-isolated environment. This makes it a perfect laboratory to study and understand adaptation in regard to the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. This book can be used as a general reference, guide, or textbook.


Red Sea Coral Reefs Climate Change Future Oceans Endemism Marine Biodiversity Reef building Sponge fauna

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian R. Voolstra
    • 1
  • Michael L. Berumen
    • 2
  1. 1.Red Sea Research CenterKAUST UniversityThuwalSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Red Sea Research CenterKAUST UniversityThuwalSaudi Arabia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05800-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05802-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-719X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-7203
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