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The biology of coral reefs

Author: Charles Sheppard; Simon K Davy; Graham M Pilling; Nicholas A J Graham
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Biology of habitats.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of coral reefs, providing an overview of the ecology of coral reefs and their functioning, and the biology of their major species groups. The responses to modern environmental pressures, climate change, and use of their resources is also described.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sheppard, Charles (Charles R.C.).
Biology of coral reefs.
[Oxford, United Kingdom] : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017959221
(OCoLC)990846396
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Sheppard; Simon K Davy; Graham M Pilling; Nicholas A J Graham
ISBN: 9780191091209 0191091200 9780191829420 0191829420
OCLC Number: 1013462574
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents: Coral reefs: biodiverse and productive tropical ecosystems --
The main reef builders and space occupiers --
The abiotic environment --
Symbiotic interactions --
Microbial, microalgal and planktonic reef life --
Reef fish: evolution, diversity and function --
Reef fisheries and reef aquaculture --
Coral reefs in the modern world --
Consequences to reefs of changing environmental stress --
The future, human population and management --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Biology of habitats.
Responsibility: Charles R.C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, Graham M. Pilling, Nicholas A.J. Graham.

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A must for coral reef biologists * Bert W. Hoeksema, Marine Biology Research * Readers seeking a comprehensive but not-too-pithy introduction to coral reefs will find this book ideal... Recommended. Read more...

 
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