Coral Reefs At The Crossroads by Dennis K. HubbardCoral Reefs At The Crossroads by Dennis K. Hubbard

Coral Reefs At The Crossroads

byDennis K. HubbardEditorCaroline S. Rogers, Jere H. Lipps

Hardcover | August 11, 2016

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In this book, contributors from diverse backgrounds take a first step toward an integrated view of reefs and the significance of their recent decline. More than any other earth system, coral reefs sit at a disciplinary crossroads. Most recently, they have reached another crossroads - fundamental changes in their bio-physical structure greater than those of previous centuries or even millennia. Effective strategies to mitigate recent trends will require an approach that embraces the myriad perspectives from across the scientific landscape, but will also need a mechanism to transform scientific understanding into social will and political implementation. 

Dennis K. Hubbard Department of Geology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA Caroline S. RogersUS Geological Survey, Wetlands and Aquatic Research Center, Caribbean Field Station, St. John, VI, USA Jere H. LippsJohn D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, Santa Ana, CA, USA, and Museum of Paleontology, University of C...
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Title:Coral Reefs At The CrossroadsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 27.9 × 21 × 0.25 inPublished:August 11, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401775656

ISBN - 13:9789401775656

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Table of Contents

1. Coral reefs at the Crossroads.- 2. Coral Calcification and Ocean Acidification.- 3.  Photosymbiosis in Past and Present Reefs.- 4. Bioerosion on Modern Reefs: Impacts and Responses Under Changing Ecological and Environmental Conditions.- 5. Sponge Contributions to the Geology and Biology of Reefs: Past, Present, and Future.- 6. The Changing Face of Reef Building.- 7. Stability of Reef-Coral Assemblages in the Quaternary.- 8. Reefs Through Time: An Evolutionary View.- 9. Climate Change, Ocean Chemistry, and the Evolution of Reefs through Time.- 10. Living and Mineral Reefs: Are They Comparable and What Ecological Information is Preserved?.- 11. Physical and Biological Drivers of Coral-Reef Dynamics.- 12. Measuring, Interpreting, and Responding To Changes in Coral Reefs: A Challenge for Biologists, Geologists and Managers.

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"In 300 pages and 12 chapters, the multiple authors of this volume describe in great detail why coral reefs are indeed at a crossroad. . As the volume covers a wide range of issues, this book will be useful not only to professional researchers, but even to lay readers with an interest in coral reefs. . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, faculty, professionals, and general readers." (L. T. Spencer, Choice, Vol. 54 (7), March, 2017)