Coral Bleaching

Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences

  • Madeleine J. H. van Oppen
  • Janice M. Lough

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 205)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. G. D. Stanley Jr., B. van de Schootbrugge
    Pages 7-19
  3. J. K. Oliver, R. Berkelmans, C. M. Eakin
    Pages 21-39
  4. Madeleine J. H. van Oppen, Andrew C. Baker, Mary Alice Coffroth, Bette L. Willis
    Pages 83-102
  5. T. R. McClanahan, E. Weil, J. Cortés, A. H. Baird, M. Ateweberhan
    Pages 121-138
  6. M. S. Pratchett, S. K. Wilson, N. A. J. Graham, P. L. Munday, G. P. Jones, N. V. C. Polunin
    Pages 139-158
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-178

About this book

Introduction

One of the most dire consequences of global climate change for coral reefs is the increased frequency and severity of mass coral bleaching events. This volume provides information on the causes and consequences of coral bleaching for coral reef ecosystems, from the level of individual colonies to ecosystems and at different spatial scales, as well as a detailed analysis of how it can be detected and quantified. Future scenarios based on modelling efforts and the potential mechanisms of acclimatisation and adaptation are reviewed. The much more severe coral bleaching events experienced on Caribbean coral reefs (compared with those of the Indo-Pacific) are discussed, as are the differences in bleaching susceptibility and recovery that have been observed on smaller geographic scales.

Keywords

Coral reef Korallenbleiche Korallenriffe climate change coral bleaching coral reefs ecosystem ecosystems reefs

Editors and affiliations

  • Madeleine J. H. van Oppen
    • 1
  • Janice M. Lough
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3Townsville MCAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69775-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69774-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69775-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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