Coral Reefs, Volume 25

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Zvy Dubinsky
Elsevier, Jan 1, 1990 - Science - 550 pages
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Over the last three decades, coral-reef study has advanced rapidly, widening our understanding of their functional intricacy. These finely- tuned ecosystems have been exposed to many perils as a result of tourist pressure, anthropogenic eutrophication and pollution. A better understanding of coral reefs is therefore essential to their survival.

This volume is built around the key problems underlying the understanding of the structure and function of coral reefs as ecosystems. In each of these research fronts, former accomplishments are summarized and evaluated, and likely future foci are identified. Special attention is given to the interrelations of the different problems and processes which are important properties of these systems.

Coverage is given of recent advances in the understanding of the ways in which abiotic forces - like hydromechanics, light and nutrient regimes - have shaped the evolution and development of coral reefs. The roles of the various organisms that make up the reef community, in the harvesting, assimilation and transformation of energy and in the uptake, storage and recycling of nutrients, are analyzed. The ways to conserve coral reefs in the face of the increasing impact of various anthropogenic stresses are evaluated.

This will be the central reference work for specialists and advanced students, active in all aspects of coral-reef research, and will provide them with a balanced, stimulating view of the many facets of contemporary coral-reef science.

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Contents

CONTENTS
1
Zonation within coral reefs
7
ACANTHASTER PLANCI Research for management 459
8
ANDREWS
12
Macroscale processes
13
Mesoscale processes
25
Microscale processes
37
References
45
THE BIOMASS PRODUCTION
265
H W DUCKLOW
266
Bacteria in coralreef food webs
281
B CHALKER
287
PLANKTON IN THE REEF
291
Zooplankton in coralreef waters
306
Conclusions
322
Relationships
331

Phosphorus
61
Nutrient limitation
67
References
84
The underwater light field
91
Photoadaptation in corals
97
Concluding remarks
103
R W GRIGG University of California
107
CALCIFICATION
109
Conclusions
125
REPRODUCTION DISPERSAL
133
Asexual reproduction
181
Larval settlement and recruitment
189
T BERNER
196
JOKIEL Gelendzhik7
200
COMPETITION BETWEEN
209
Effects of competition on individual reef corals
227
Factors affecting competition between individual reef
241
CORALREEF ALGAE
253
Primary productivity
259
Reef fishes as components of ecosystems
339
Population biology
348
Summary and prospectus
356
R A KINZIE III
358
FEEDING ECOLOGY OF SELECTED
365
Corallivores
374
Higherorder carnivores
380
Spatial and geographic patterns of predation
387
ASPECTS OF TROPHIC
401
References
408
J EREZ
412
Zooplankton and particulate matter as a source
414
Introduction
419
Impact of A planc1outbreaks on coral reefs 426 Introduction
469
Asexual reproduction and the colonial habit
475
Recruitment of coralreef animals and lifehistory
485
SYSTEMATIC LIST OF GENERA compiled
493
Impacts upon coral reefs 454
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