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Coral Reefs: Biology, Threats and Restoration
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Editors: Thomas B. Davin and Anna P. Brannet
Book Description:
Coral reefs are ancient and extremely complex communities functioning as a single unit. They are the 'rain forests of the sea,' containing the richest biodiversity of all marine ecosystems. This book examines the biological aspects of coral reefs and the importance of their existence. Environmental threats to coral reefs are reviewed (i.e., global warming, overfishing), and ways in which the coral reef ecosystem can be restored are also discussed. Marine ornamental fish play an extremely important role today in the international fish trade. The data on breeding and rearing protocols for some of these high value marine ornamental species are reviewed. Phototrophic dinoflagellates called zooxanthellae and their possible role in coral reef management are also described. Furthermore, the causes of reef damage such as destructive fishing methods are examined. Other examples of adverse human impacts on coral reef sustainability, such as over-fishing, are also reviewed. It is suggested that coral calcification is closely coupled with carbon dioxide in seawater. This book describes the impact of anthropogenic surface ocean acidification with increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide on coral calcification. In addition, changes of caspases in the brains of hypoxic fish are examined by comparing a coral reef with a freshwater teleost. This book also provides a basic knowledge of tsunami effects on coral reefs to aid in the future evaluations of coral damage by tsunamis.

Table of Contents:

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1: Advances in Marine Ornamental Aquaculture: Breeding and Rearing Studies (pp. 1-40)
(Ike Olivotto, Oliana Carnevali, G. Joan Holt, University of Texas at Austin)

Chapter 2: Free-Living Zooxanthellae: Behavior, Ecology and Importance on the Coral Reef (pp. 41-51)
(Zohar Pasternak, Brooklyn College)

Chapter 3: The Cost and Benefits of Developing Sustainable Use Strategies and Restoration Activities for Corals and Coral Reefs (pp. 53-75)
(Aaron J. Douglas, Fort Collins Science Center, Colorado)

Chapter 4: Anthropogenic Surface Ocean Acidification with Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and its Impact on Coral Calcification (pp. 77-92)
(Shigeru Ohde, Kentaro Tanaka, University of Ryukyus,Japan)

Chapter 5: Economic Analysis of Local Global Threats to Caribbean Coral Reefs (pp. 93-142)
(Herman S.J. Cesar, DA Arnhem, Netherlands and Pieter J.H. van Beukering)*

Chapter 6: Precious Coral Exploitation (pp. 143-182)
(Georgios Tsounis, Sergio Rossi, Richard Grigg, Giovanni Santangelo, Lorenzo Bramanti, Josep-Maria Gili, Dept. Biología Marina, Institut de Ciències del Mar, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 7: Assessment of Marine Pollution in Tropical and Subtropical Regions using Trace Elements in Coral Skeletons (pp. 183-208)
(Mayuri Inoue, Atsushi Suzuki and Masato Nohara et al., AIST, Japan)***

Chapter 8: El Nino and Coral Reefs (pp. 209-218)
(M. James C. Crabbe, Emma L.L. Walker, Earley Gate, David B. Stephenson, Luton Institute for Research in the Applied Natural Sciences, Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Science, University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, UK, and others)**

Chapter 9: Review: Capacity building in science and management for sustainable development of coral reefs. An example from the MesoAmerican Barrier reef (pp. 219-232)
(M. James C. Crabbe, University of Bedfordshire, Edwin Martinez,Christina Garcia,Juan Chub,Leonardo Castro,Jason Guy)

Short Communication

Changes of Caspases in the Brains of Hypoxic Fish - A comparison Between a Coral Reef and a Freshwater Teleost (pp. 233-237)
(Maria Sen Min Wai, Wai Ping Lam, E. Lucy Forster, Wai Man Chan, Sin Man Wan, David T. Yew, Chinese University of Hong Kong)


A Simple Numerical Model for the Damage of Corals by Tsunami, (pp. 239-249)
(Kazuhisa Goto,Fumihiko Imamura, Tohoku University)

Index (pp. 251-269)

      Oceanography and Ocean Engineering
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 269.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-104-3
   Status: AV
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