Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs

  • Nemer Narchi
  • Lisa Leimar Price

Part of the Ethnobiology book series (EBL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Nemer E. Narchi, Lisa L. Price
    Pages 1-14
  3. Massimo Vidale, Johannes Pignatti, Leonardo Langella, Giuseppe Guida
    Pages 59-72
  4. Nemer E. Narchi, Cathy Moser Marlett, Hans Bertsch
    Pages 87-102
  5. Toni Makani Gregg, Lucas Mead, John H. R. Burns, Misaki Takabayashi
    Pages 103-115
  6. Shankar Aswani, Simon Albert
    Pages 157-175
  7. Alexandra Sánchez-Rodríguez, Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Brad Erisman, Victoria M. Jiménez-Esquivel, Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango
    Pages 177-208
  8. Gisella S. Cruz-Garcia, Paul J. E. Peters
    Pages 209-234
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

About this book


This book explores the ethnobiology of corals by examining the various ways in which humans, past and present, have exploited and taken care of coral and coralline habitats.  This book will bring the educated general audience closer to corals by exploring the various circumstances of human-coral coexistence by providing scientifically sound and jargon-free perspectives and experiences from across the globe. Corals are a vital part of the marine environment since they promote and sustain marine and global biodiversity while providing numerous other environmental and cultural services. Countless valuable coral conservation efforts are published in academic and general audience venues on a daily basis. However relevant, few of these reports show a direct, deeper understanding of the intimate relationship between people and corals throughout the world’s societies. Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs establishes an intimate bond between the audience and the wonder of corals and their importance to humankind.


Marine ethnobiology coral cultural use of coral ecological changes reef

Editors and affiliations

  • Nemer Narchi
    • 1
  • Lisa Leimar Price
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Estudios en Geografía HumanaEl Colegio de MichoacánLa PiedadMexico
  2. 2.Anthropology, School of Language, Culture, and SocietyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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