Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology

Coral reefs around the world are sustaining massive damage at an alarming rate. Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology provides a uniquely historical perspective on the destruction—through both natural and human processes—of coral reef ecosystems. Chapters applying the principles of geophysics,...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Aronson, Richard B. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2007, 2007
Edition:1st ed. 2007
Series:Ecological Studies, Analysis and Synthesis
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Lessons from the Deep Past
  • Detecting Critical Events
  • Taphonomy: Detecting Critical Events in Fossil Reef-Coral Assemblages
  • Biotic Turnover Events on Coral Reefs: A Probabilistic Approach
  • Inferring Past Outbreaks of the Crown-of-Thorns Seastar from Scar Patterns on Coral Heads
  • Influence of Terrigenous Runoff on Offshore Coral Reefs: An Example from the Flower Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico
  • Fidelity of Annual Growth in Montastraea faveolata and the Recentness of Coral Bleaching in Florida
  • Patterns of Reef Development and Their Implications
  • Demise, Regeneration, and Survival of Some Western Atlantic Reefs During the Holocene Transgression
  • Broad-Scale Patterns in Pleistocene Coral Reef Communities from the Caribbean: Implications for Ecology and Management
  • Ecological Shifts along the Florida Reef Tract: The Past as a Key to the Future
  • Coral Reefs and Global Change
  • Extreme Climatic Events and Co