Coral Reef Studies of Japan

  • Akira Iguchi
  • Chuki Hongo
Book

Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 13)

About this book

Introduction

This book comprehensively introducing recent important studies on coral reefs in from various research fields including biology, ecology, chemistry, earth science, and conservation studies. Coral reef is one of the important ecosystems characterized by high biodiversity and the beauty. Coral reefs around Japan are located at the northern limit, composed by mainly fringing reefs along archipelago, and easily impacted by human activities. Thus, coral reef studies around Japan have provided important knowledge on basic sciences and conservation studies regarding coral reef ecosystem. This book would contribute to systematic understanding of vulnerable coral reef ecosystems due to human activities in the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean regions. The conservation efforts provide good reference to graduate and undergraduate students, and researchers in marine sciences, as well as those who are involved in coral reef studies.

Keywords

Coral reefs Coral reefs in Japan Northern limit Biology Hydrodynamic and biological models Earth science Natural break water Ocean acidification Stress responses

Editors and affiliations

  • Akira Iguchi
    • 1
  • Chuki Hongo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Bioresources EngineeringNational Institute of Technology, Okinawa CollegeNagoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Marine ScienceUniversity of the RyukyusNishihara, OkinawaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6473-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6471-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6473-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-719X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-7203
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