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Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean : Their Ecology and Conservation - T. R. McClanahan

Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean

Their Ecology and Conservation

By: T. R. McClanahan (Editor), C. R. C. Sheppard (Editor), D. O. Obura (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2000
ISBN: 9780195125962
Number Of Pages: 552

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Coral reefs are among Earth's most diverse, productive, and beautiful ecosystems, but until recently, their ecology and the means to manage them have been poorly understood and documented. In response to the inadequate information base for coral reefs, this book reviews the ecological and conservation status of coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean, bringing together presentations of the region's leading scientists and managers working on coral reefs.
Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean: Their Ecology and Conservation starts with a general overview of the biogeography of the region and a historical account of attempts to conserve this ecosystem. It goes on to describe the state of the reefs in each of the countries with coral reefs, and it concludes with a series of management case studies.
The book also summarizes most of the existing ecological information on reefs in this region and efforts at management, making it useful for students, teachers, and investigators interested in tropical or marine ecology, conservation biology and management, and environmental sciences.

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It wil appeal to a broad range of researchers in ecology and will be an essential resource for anyone studying reefs. * Trends in Ecology and Evolution * ... a pragmatic, hands-on, on-the-ground style ... this is a book for those who are 'out there' getting on with it, rather than for those who are looking for major syntheses, scientific trends and historical breakthroughs in reef science. * Geological Journal *

Section I: Coral Reefs and Conservation in the Western Indian Ocean: an Overview 1: C. R. C. Sheppard: Coral Reefs of the Western Indian Ocean: An Overview 2: T. R. McClanahan: Coral Reef Use and Conservation Section II: Country Profiles 3: M. H. Schleyer: South African Coral Communities 4: M. J. Rodrigues et al.: Coral Reefs of Mozambique 5: W. R. T. Darwall and M. Guard: Southern Tanzania 6: J. C. Horrill et al.: Northern Tanzania, Zanzibar and Pemba 7: D. O. Obura, N. A. Muthiga, and M. Watson: Kenya 8: D. Medio, C. R. C. Sheppard, and J. Gasgoine: The Red Sea 9: C. R. C. Sheppard et al.: Reefs and Coral Communities of the Arabian Gulf and Arabian Sea 10: G. Bakus et al.: India and Sri Lanka 11: M. J. Risk and R. Sluka: The Maldives: a Nation of Atolls 12: O. Naim, P. Cuet, and V. Mangar: The Mascarene Islands 13: S. Jennings et al.: The Seychelles 14: C. Gabrié et al.: The Coral Reefs of Madagascar 15: C. R. C. Sheppard: The Chagos Archipelago Section III: Coral Reefs and Management 16: N. A. Muthinga et al.: Management: Status and Case Studies Concluding Remarks Subject Index

ISBN: 9780195125962
ISBN-10: 0195125967
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 1st September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.82  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.89