Coral Reefs at the Crossroads

  • Dennis K. Hubbard
  • Caroline S. Rogers
  • Jere H. Lipps
  • George D. Stanley, Jr.

Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Paul L. Jokiel, Christopher P. Jury, Ilsa B. Kuffner
    Pages 7-45
  3. Jere H. Lipps, George D. Stanley Jr.
    Pages 47-68
  4. Dennis K. Hubbard, Wolf-Christian Dullo
    Pages 127-153
  5. William F. Precht, Richard B. Aronson
    Pages 155-173
  6. Jere H. Lipps, George D. Stanley Jr.
    Pages 175-196
  7. Christopher P. Jury, Paul L. Jokiel
    Pages 197-223
  8. Richard B. Aronson, William F. Precht
    Pages 261-275
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 293-300

About this book


In this book, contributors from diverse backgrounds take a first step toward an integrated view of reefs and the significance of their recent decline. More than any other earth system, coral reefs sit at a disciplinary crossroads. Most recently, they have reached another crossroads - fundamental changes in their bio-physical structure greater than those of previous centuries or even millennia. Effective strategies to mitigate recent trends will require an approach that embraces the myriad perspectives from across the scientific landscape, but will also need a mechanism to transform scientific understanding into social will and political implementation. 


Coral reefs Coral reef ecology Coral reef geology Coral reef management Coral reef accretion

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis K. Hubbard
    • 1
  • Caroline S. Rogers
    • 2
  • Jere H. Lipps
    • 3
  • George D. Stanley, Jr.
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of GeologyOberlin CollegeOberlinUSA
  2. 2.Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, CarUS Geological SurveySt. JohnUSA
  3. 3.John D. Cooper Archaeological and PaleonSanta AnaUSA
  4. 4.Department of GeosciencesThe University of MontanaMissoulaUSA

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