Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals: Past, Present and Future

Understanding the Deep-Sea Realms of Coral

  • Covadonga Orejas
  • Carlos Jiménez

Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Covadonga Orejas, Carlos Jiménez
      Pages 3-12
  3. Past

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Marco Taviani, Agostina Vertino, Lorenzo Angeletti, Paolo Montagna, Alessandro Remia
      Pages 15-30
    3. Julian Evans, Leyla Knittweis, Joseph A. Borg, Patrick J. Schembri
      Pages 31-33
    4. Agostina Vertino, Marco Taviani, Cesare Corselli
      Pages 67-83
    5. Paolo Montagna, Marco Taviani
      Pages 95-108
    6. Lorenzo Angeletti, Matteo Bettuzzi, Maria Pia Morigi
      Pages 109-113
  4. Present

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Claudio Lo Iacono, Alessandra Savini, Veerle A. I. Huvenne, Eulàlia Gràcia
      Pages 157-171
    3. Lorenzo Angeletti, Annaëlle Bargain, Elisabetta Campiani, Federica Foglini, Valentina Grande, Elisa Leidi et al.
      Pages 173-189
    4. Maïa Fourt, Adrien Goujard, Pierre Chevaldonné
      Pages 191-194
    5. Daniel R. Hayes, Katrin Schroeder, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Pierre Testor, Laurent Mortier, Anthony Bosse et al.
      Pages 195-211
    6. Giovanni Chimienti, Marzia Bo, Marco Taviani, Francesco Mastrototaro
      Pages 213-243
    7. Andrea Gori, Jordi Grinyó, Carlos Dominguez-Carrió, Stefano Ambroso, Pablo J. López-González, Josep-Maria Gili et al.
      Pages 245-248
    8. Marzia Bo, Giorgio Bavestrello
      Pages 249-251
    9. Leyla Knittweis, Julian Evans, Ricardo Aguilar, Helena Álvarez, Joseph A. Borg, Silvia García et al.
      Pages 253-255
    10. Covadonga Orejas, Carlos Jiménez, Andrea Gori, Jesús Rivera, Claudio Lo Iacono, Didier Aurelle et al.
      Pages 257-260
    11. Desirée Palomino, José Luis Rueda, Juan Tomás Vázquez, Javier Urra, Olga Sánchez-Guillamón, Emilio González-García et al.
      Pages 261-263
    12. Andres Rüggeberg, Anneleen Foubert
      Pages 265-269
    13. Anna Aymà, Jacopo Aguzzi, Miquel Canals, Joan Batista Company, Galderic Lastras, Ariadna Mecho et al.
      Pages 271-284
    14. Galderic Lastras, Anna Sanchez-Vidal, Miquel Canals
      Pages 291-293
    15. José L. Rueda, Javier Urra, Ricardo Aguilar, Lorenzo Angeletti, Marzia Bo, Cristina García-Ruiz et al.
      Pages 295-333
    16. Joana Boavida, Ronan Becheler, Anna Maria Addamo, Florent Sylvestre, Sophie Arnaud-Haond
      Pages 357-372
    17. Anna Maria Addamo
      Pages 373-375
    18. Markus G. Weinbauer, Davide Oregioni, Anne Großkurth, Marie-Emanuelle Kerros, Tilmann Harder, Michael DuBow et al.
      Pages 377-386
    19. Markus G. Weinbauer, Davide Oregioni, Cornelia Maier
      Pages 387-389
    20. Stéphanie Reynaud, Christine Ferrier-Pagès
      Pages 391-404
    21. Franck Lartaud, Vincent Mouchi, Leïla Chapron, Anne-Leïla Meistertzheim, Nadine Le Bris
      Pages 405-422
    22. Lorenzo Bramanti, Giovanni Santangelo, Maria Carla Benedetti, Mimmo Iannelli, Katell Guizien
      Pages 423-434
    23. Covadonga Orejas, Marco Taviani, Stefano Ambroso, Vasilis Andreou, Meri Bilan, Marzia Bo et al.
      Pages 435-471
  5. Future

About this book


What do we know about Mediterranean Cold (Deep)-Water coral ecosystems? In this book, specialists offer answers and insights with a series of chapters and short papers about the paleoecology, biology, physiology and ecology of the corals and other organisms that comprise these ecosystems. Structured on a temporal axis—Past, Present and Future—the reviews and selected study cases cover the cold and deep coral habitats known to date in the Mediterranean Basin. This book illustrates and explains the deep Mediterranean coral habitats that might have originated similar thriving ecosystems in today’s Atlantic Ocean.


Paleoecology Mediterranean Paleocirculation Habitat mapping Population dynamics Ecophysiology Growth patterns Cold Water Corals (CWC’s) Biogeography of CWC’s

Editors and affiliations

  • Covadonga Orejas
    • 1
  • Carlos Jiménez
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO)Centro Oceanográfico de BalearesPalma de MallorcaSpain
  2. 2.Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre (ENALIA)NicosiaCyprus

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