Advertisement

Inventory and Monitoring of Coral Reefs of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Arabian Gulf, Using Remote Sensing Techniques

  • Dimpal Sanghvi
  • Richa Tiwari
  • Nandini Ray Chaudhury
  • Alpana Shukla
  • Ajai

Abstract

Coral reefs have often been described as fragile ecosystem in delicate balance with nature (Dubinsky, 1990; Loya and Rinkevich, 1980; Endean, 1976; Loya, 1976; Johannes, 1975). Coral reefs are indicators of environmental and climate changes that cause flashing damage to reefs. As an integral part of reefs, corals are especially vulnerable to anthropogenic pressures and climate change related threats.

Keywords

Coral Reef Patch Reef Reef Habitat Reef Area Indian Space Research Organization 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Coles, S.L. (2003). Coral species diversity and environmental factors in the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman: A Comparisons to the Indo-Pacific region. Atoll Research Bulletin 507. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.Google Scholar
  2. Dubinsky, Z. (1990). Ecosystem of the World, 25: Coral Reefs. Elsevier Science Publishers.Google Scholar
  3. Endean, R. (1976). Destruction and recovery of coral reef communities. In: Jones, O.A. and Endean, R. (eds), Biology and Geology of Coral Reefs, 3. Biology 2. Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  4. Johannes, R.E. (1975). Pollution and degradation of coral reef communities. In: Ferguson Wood, E.J. and Johannes, R.E. (eds), Tropical Marine Pollution. Elsevier Scientific Publishing. Amsterdam.Google Scholar
  5. Loya, Y. and Rinkevich, B. (1980). Effects of oil pollution on coral reef communities. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 3: 167-180.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Loya, Y. (1976). Recolonization of Red Sea corals affected by natural catastrophes and man-made perturbations. Ecology, 57: 278-289.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Maghsoudlou, A., Araghi, P.E., Wilson, S., Taylor, O. and Medio, D. (2008). Status of the coral reefs in the ROPME Sea Area (The Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea). In: Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2008. Wilkinson, C. (ed.). Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and Reef and Rainforest Research Center, Townsville, Australia.Google Scholar
  8. Navalgund, R.R., Ajai, Bahuguna, A., Ray Chaudhury, N., Bhattji, N.S., Madhupriya, N., Sharma, S., Parihar, J.S., Panigrahi, S., Chakraborty, M., Dwivedi, R.M., Ramdass, S. and Swaroop, P. (2010). Coral Reef Atlas of the World, Vol. 1. Central Indian Ocean. Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad.Google Scholar
  9. Pilcher, N.J., Wilson, S., Alhazeem, S.H. and Shokri, M.R. (2000). Regional status of coral reefs in the Arabian/Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea Region (Middle East). In: Status of Coral Reefs of the World, 2000. Wilkinson C. (ed.). GCRMN Report, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.Google Scholar
  10. Spalding, M.D., Ravilious, C. and Green, E.P. (2001). World Atlas of Coral Reefs. University of California Press.Google Scholar
  11. Wilson, S., Fatemi, S.M.R., Shokri, M.R. and Claereboudt, M. (2002). Status of Coral Reefs of the Persian/Arabian Gulf and Arabian Sea Region. In: Status of Coral Reefs of the World, 2002. Wilkinson, C. (ed.). GCRMN Report, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Capital Publishing Company 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimpal Sanghvi
    • 1
  • Richa Tiwari
    • 1
  • Nandini Ray Chaudhury
    • 2
  • Alpana Shukla
    • 1
  • Ajai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyM.G. Science InstituteAhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.Marine & Earth Sciences GroupSpace Applications Centre (ISRO)AhmedabadIndia

Personalised recommendations