Perspectives on Coral Reefs

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D. J. Barnes
Australian Institute of Marine Science, Jan 1, 1983 - Coral reef biology - 277 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Morphological and Physiological
16
Calcification by Corals and Other Animals on the Reef
29
SeaLevel Changes and Coral Reef Growth
46
Reef Growth
69
Its Nature and Significance
107
Geological and Biological Roles of Cavities in Coral Reefs
148
Seismic Investigations of Late Quaternary Reefal and Interreefal Sediments
154
Cyptofaunal Communities of Coral Reefs
200
Standards of Performance in Coral Reef Primary Production and Carbon Turnover
209
The Primary Productivity of Plant Communities on Coral Reefs
221
Marine Lithification in Coral Reefs
231
Coral Reef Calcification
240
Relationships Between Reef Fishes and Coral Reefs
248
Measurements of Rates of Erosion of Reefs and Reef Limestones
256
Role of Sponges in Coral Reef Structural Processes
263

Grazing in Coral Reef Ecosystems
164
a Critique with Special Reference
180
Index
275
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