Coral Reef Ecology

  • Yuri I. Sorokin

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 102)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Coral reef communities are among the most complex, mature and productive ecosystems on earth. Their activity resulted in the creation of vast lime constructions. Being extremely productive and having the function of a powerful biofilter, coral reefs play an important role in global biogeochemical processes and in the reproduction of food resources in tropical marine regions. All aspects of coral reef science are covered systematically and on the basis of a holistic ecosystem approach. The geological history of coral reefs, their geomorphology as well as biology including community structure of reef biota, their functional characteristics, physiological aspects, biogeochemical metabolism, energy balance, environmental problems and management of resources are treated in detail.

Keywords

Coral reefs Geomorphologie Korallenriffe Meere Riffe Symbiose biology ecology ecosystem energy balance environment geomorphology marine marine ecology reefs

Authors and affiliations

  • Yuri I. Sorokin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyAcademy of SciencesGelendzhikCIS
  2. 2.Zoology DepartmentUniversity of QueenslandQueenslandAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-80046-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60532-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80046-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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