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

Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean: Their Ecology and Conservation

EditorT. R. McClanahan, C. R. C. Sheppard, D. O. Obura

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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 andconservation 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 itconcludes 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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Tim R. McClanahan is at Wildlife Conservation Society, Kenya. Charles R. C. Sheppard is at University of Warwick.
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Title:Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean: Their Ecology and ConservationFormat:HardcoverPublished:June 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195125967

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Section I: Coral Reefs and Conservation in the Western Indian Ocean: an Overview1. C. R. C. Sheppard: Coral Reefs of the Western Indian Ocean: An Overview2. T. R. McClanahan: Coral Reef Use and ConservationSection II: Country Profiles3. M. H. Schleyer: South African Coral Communities4. M. J. Rodrigues et al.: Coral Reefs of Mozambique5. W. R. T. Darwall and M. Guard: Southern Tanzania6. J. C. Horrill et al.: Northern Tanzania, Zanzibar and Pemba7. D. O. Obura, N. A. Muthiga, and M. Watson: Kenya8. D. Medio, C. R. C. Sheppard, and J. Gasgoine: The Red Sea9. C. R. C. Sheppard et al.: Reefs and Coral Communities of the Arabian Gulf and Arabian Sea10. G. Bakus et al.: India and Sri Lanka11. M. J. Risk and R. Sluka: The Maldives: a Nation of Atolls12. O. Naim, P. Cuet, and V. Mangar: The Mascarene Islands13. S. Jennings et al.: The Seychelles14. C. Gabrie et al.: The Coral Reefs of Madagascar15. C. R. C. Sheppard: The Chagos ArchipelagoSection III: Coral Reefs and Management16. N. A. Muthinga et al.: Management: Status and Case StudiesConcluding RemarksSubject Index