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Title Coral reefs at the crossroads / edited by Dennis K. Hubbard, Caroline S. Rogers, Jere H. Lipps, George D. Stanley, Jr
Imprint Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2016
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xx, 300 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
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Series Coral reefs of the world, 2213-719X ; volume 6
Coral reefs of the world ; volume 6
Note 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
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
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Coral reefs and islands
Coral reef ecology
Environment
Geoecology/Natural Processes
Systems Biology
Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts
Conservation Biology/Ecology
Environmental Management
Alt Author Hubbard, Dennis K., editor
Rogers, Caroline S., editor
Lipps, Jere H., editor
Stanley, George D., editor
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