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Coral Reefs of the USA : Coral Reefs of the World - Bernhard M. Riegl

Coral Reefs of the USA

Coral Reefs of the World

By: Bernhard M. Riegl (Editor), Richard E. Dodge (Editor)

Hardcover Published: June 2008
ISBN: 9781402068461
Number Of Pages: 803

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Coral Reefs of the USA provides a complete overview of the present status of knowledge regarding all coral reef areas within the USA and its territories. It is written by the most experienced authorities in their fields and geographic areas. Stretching from the Caribbean to the western Pacific, the coral reefs of the USA span extensive geographic and biotic diversity, occur in a wide variety of geomorphological settings, and provide a representative cross-section of Holocene reef-building. This book will therefore be of broad general interest. For the first time, complete scholarly reviews are given for the geology, geomorphology and the biology of reefs encompassing a vast area stretching from the Mariana Islands in the west, Samoa in the south, Hawaii in the north and the Virgin Islands in the east. This book is not a status report, but will provide up-to-date information about stressors and the biotic responses of the reefs, as well as the geological explanations why these reefs exist in the first place. It will be an invaluable baseline-reference for all those who are engaged in research or management of these coral reefs or to those who simply enjoy being well-informed about one of the most iconic ecosystems of the USA.

From the reviews: "It is a superb, well written, and beautifully illustrated account of all the major coral reefs in the continental US and its overseas possessions. ! The profusion of maps, charts, aerial and underwater photographs, and drawings are of excellent quality. This is the first volume of a series that will cover the coral reefs of the world. ! Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (J. C. Briggs, Choice, Vol. 46 (2), October, 2008)

Prefacep. vii
Contributorsp. xiii
Introduction: A Diversity of Oceans, Reefs, People, and Ideas: A Perspective of US Coral Reef Researchp. 1
Controls on Late Quaternary Coral Reefs of the Florida Keysp. 9
A Perspective on the Biology of Florida Keys Coral Reefsp. 75
Coral Reefs, Present and Past, on the West Florida Shelf and Platform Marginp. 127
The Reef Tract of Continental Southeast Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, USA)p. 175
Biology and Ecology of Coral Reefs and Coral Communities in the Flower Garden Banks Region, Northwestern Gulf of Mexicop. 221
Coral-reef Geology: Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islandsp. 263
Ecology of Coral Reefs in the US Virgin Islandsp. 303
Biology and Ecology of Puerto Rican Coral Reefsp. 375
Reef Geology and Biology of Navassa Islandp. 407
Geology of Hawaii Reefsp. 435
Biology and Ecological Functioning of Coral Reefs in the Main Hawaiian Islandsp. 489
Geology and Geomorphology of Coral Reefs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islandsp. 519
Biology of Coral Reefs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islandsp. 573
US Coral Reefs in the Line and Phoenix Islands, Central Pacific Ocean: History, Geology, Oceanography, and Biologyp. 595
US Coral Reefs in the Line and Phoenix Islands, Central Pacific Ocean: Status, Threats and Significancep. 643
Aspects of the Biology and Geomorphology of Johnston and Wake Atolls, Pacific Oceanp. 655
Geologic Setting and Geomorphology of Coral Reefs in the Mariana Islands (Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)p. 691
Aspects of Biology and Ecological Functioning of Coral Reefs in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islandsp. 719
Geologic Setting and Ecological Functioning of Coral Reefs in American Samoap. 741
Deep-Water Coral Reefs of the United Statesp. 767
Indexp. 793
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ISBN: 9781402068461
ISBN-10: 1402068468
Series: Coral Reefs of the World
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 803
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.05  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.08