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Coral Bleaching

Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences

  • A completely updated and revised second edition

  • Provides new insights into the causes and consequences of coral bleaching

  • Includes more than 50 % more new references than the first edition

Part of the book series: Ecological Studies (ECOLSTUD, volume 233)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Coral Bleaching in Space and Time

    • J. K. Oliver, R. Berkelmans, C. M. Eakin
    Pages 27-49
  3. Detecting and Monitoring Coral Bleaching Events

    • N. E. Cantin, M. Spalding
    Pages 85-110
  4. Bleaching Resistance and the Role of Algal Endosymbionts

    • K. M. Quigley, A. C. Baker, M. A. Coffroth, B. L. Willis, M. J. H. van Oppen
    Pages 111-151
  5. Cell Biology of Coral Bleaching

    • C. A. Oakley, S. K. Davy
    Pages 189-211
  6. Consequences of Coral Bleaching for Sessile Reef Organisms

    • T. R. McClanahan, E. Weil, A. H. Baird
    Pages 231-263
  7. Effects of Coral Bleaching and Coral Loss on the Structure and Function of Reef Fish Assemblages

    • M. S. Pratchett, C. A. Thompson, A. S. Hoey, P. F. Cowman, S. K. Wilson
    Pages 265-293
  8. Ocean Acidification and Coral Bleaching

    • R. Albright
    Pages 295-323
  9. Synthesis: Coral Bleaching: Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences

    • M. J. H. van Oppen, J. M. Lough
    Pages 343-348
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 349-356

About this book

One of the most serious consequences of global climate change for coral reefs is the increased frequency and severity of mass coral bleaching events and, since the first edition of this volume was published in 2009, there have been additional mass coral bleaching events. This book provides comprehensive information on the causes and consequences of coral bleaching for coral reef ecosystems, from the genes and microbes involved in the bleaching response, to individual coral colonies and whole reef systems. It presents detailed analyses of how coral bleaching can be detected and quantified and reviews future scenarios based on modeling efforts and the potential mechanisms of acclimatisation and adaptation. It also briefly discusses emerging research areas that focus on the development of innovative interventions aiming to increase coral climate resilience and restore reefs.

Keywords

  • Coral-algal symbiosis
  • Climate change
  • Bleaching resistance
  • Sessile reef organisms
  • Motile reef organisms
  • Coral bleaching response
  • El Niño
  • climate change impacts
  • marine and freshwater sciences

Editors and Affiliations

  • Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia

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

About the editors

Madeleine J.H. van Oppen
Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville MC, Queensland 4810, Australia and School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
e-mail: madeleine.van@unimelb.edu.au

J.M. Lough
Australian Institute of Marine Science, PMB 3, Townsville MC, Queensland 4810, Australia and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
e-mail: j.lough@aims.gov.au

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Coral Bleaching

  • Book Subtitle: Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences

  • Editors: Madeleine J. H. van Oppen, Janice M. Lough

  • Series Title: Ecological Studies

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75393-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-75392-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09219-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-75393-5

  • Series ISSN: 0070-8356

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-971X

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 356

  • Number of Illustrations: 17 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Freshwater and Marine Ecology, Climate Sciences, Water, Ecosystems

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-75393-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)