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The Great Barrier Reef : biology, environment and management

Author: P A Hutchings; Michael Kingsford; Ove Hoegh-Guldberg; CSIRO (Australia)
Publisher: Collingwood, Australia : CSIRO Pub. ; Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Coral reefs of the world (Springer (Firm)), v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book gives readers a broad overview of biological and physical attributes of the Great Barrier Reef and, where relevant, other reefs of the world. Contemporary pressing reef issues such as coral bleaching, coral disease and the challenges of coral reef fisheries are discussed by world research leaders."--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Great Barrier Reef.
Collingwood, Australia : CSIRO Pub. ; Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, ©2009
(OCoLC)647652945
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P A Hutchings; Michael Kingsford; Ove Hoegh-Guldberg; CSIRO (Australia)
ISBN: 9780643095571 0643095578 9781402089497 140208949X
OCLC Number: 301008317
Description: xiv, 377 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef / P.A. Hutchings, M.J. Kingsford & O. Hoegh-Guldberg --
Geomorphology of coral reefs with special reference to the Great Barrier Reef / D. Hopley --
The Great Barrier Reef in time and space: geology and palaeobiology / J.M. Pandolfi & R. Kelley --
Oceanography / M.M. Kingsford & E. Wolanski --
Coral reef habitats and assemblages / C. Syms & M.J. Kingsford --
Seabed environments, habitats and biological assemblages / C.R. Pitcher, P.J. Doherty & T.J. Anderson --
Primary production, nutrient recycling and energy flow through coral reef ecosystems / O. Hoegh-Guldberg & S. Dove --
Calcification, erosion and the establishment of the framework of coral reefs / P.A. Hutchings & O. Hoegh-Guldberg --
Human impact on coral reefs / T.P. Hughes --
The future of the coral reefs in a rapidly changing world / O. Hoegh-Guldberg --
Terrestrial runoff to the Great Barrier Reef and the implications for its long term ecological status / J. Brodie & K. Fabricius --
Planning and managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park / J. Day --
Biodiversity / P.A. Hutchings & M.J. Kingsford --
Plankton / M.J. Kingsford [and others] --
Macroalgae / G. Diaz-Pulido --
Mangroves and seagrasses / N.C. Duke & A.W.D. Larkum --
Sponges / J.N.A. Hooper --
Pelagic cnidaria and ctenophora / L. Gershwin & M.J. Kingsford --
Hexacorals 1: sea anemones and anemone-like animals (Actiniaria, Zoanthidea, Corallimorpharia, Ceriantharia and antipatharia) / C.C. Wallace --
Hexacorals 2: reef-building or hard corals (scleractinia) / C.C. Wallace --
Octocorals / P. Alderslade & K. Fabricius --
Worms / P.A. Hutchings --
Arthropoda: crustaceans and pycnogonids / S.T. Ahyong --
Mollusca / R.C. Willan --
Bryozoa / D.P. Gordon & P.E. Bock --
Echinodermata / M. Byrne --
Tunicata / P. Kott --
The fish assemblages of the Great Barrier Reef: their diversity and origin / J.H. Choat & B.C. Russell --
Reptiles / H. Heatwole & V. Lukoschek --
Marine mammals / H. Marsh --
Seabirds / B.C. Congdon.
Series Title: Coral reefs of the world (Springer (Firm)), v. 2.
Responsibility: editors, Pat Hutchings, Mike Kingsford, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg.

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