Coral Reef Conservation

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Isabelle M. Côté, John D. Reynolds
Cambridge University Press, Aug 17, 2006 - Nature - 568 pages
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Coral reefs are the 'rain forests' of the ocean, containing the highest diversity of marine organisms and facing the greatest threats from humans. As shallow-water coastal habitats, they support a wide range of economically and culturally important activities, from fishing to tourism. Their accessibility makes reefs vulnerable to local threats that include over-fishing, pollution and physical damage. Reefs also face global problems, such as climate change, which may be responsible for recent widespread coral mortality and increased frequency of hurricane damage. This book, first published in 2006, summarises the state of knowledge about the status of reefs, the problems they face, and potential solutions. The topics considered range from concerns about extinction of coral reef species to economic and social issues affecting the well-being of people who depend on reefs. The result is a multi-disciplinary perspective on problems and solutions to the coral reef crisis.
 

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Was writing a paper about coral bleaching and found this book to be very useful indeed. Went into a lot of detail and contained a hell of a lot of information, some useful, some just interesting.

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1
3
Table ii cont
8
2
40
3
78
Mangrove
93
4
115
5
145
Panilacan
151
a b
338
a
347
12
362
Financial analysis
379
13
392
io Galapagos Marine Yes
397
Table 131 cont
398
14
419

6
183
7
237
8
264
Year
270
9
291
C
304
10
314
11
332
Red Sea
445
15
455
16
478
a
487
1995 ShannonWiener Index 1995 Number of species
501
17
515
18
538

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Isabelle M. Côtè is a Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada where she leads the Tropical Marine Ecology Group.

John D. Reynolds is a Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, where he holds the Tom Buell Chair in Aquatic Conservation.

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