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Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific: Persistence and Loss in a Dynamic Environment

  • Introduces the knowledge and status of research of coral reefs in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
  • Suggests potential future research directions
  • Contains important information regarding the health of corals in relation to anthropogenic disturbances
  • Outlines the reef system management initiatives by country, providing a comprehensive view of the system in this region
  • Emphasizes the ecological processes, biotic interactions, and function at community and ecosystem levels

Series: Coral Reefs of the World (Springer) Volume: 8

By: Peter W Glynn(Editor), Derek P Manzello(Editor), Ian C Enochs(Editor)

657 pages, 231 colour & 53 b/w photos and illustrations, 141 colour tables


Hardback | Aug 2016 | #228648 | ISBN-13: 9789401774987
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About this book

This book documents and examines the state of health of coral reefs in the eastern tropical Pacific region. It touches on the occurrence of coral reefs in the waters of surrounding countries, and it explores their biogeography, biodiversity and condition relative to the El Nino southern oscillation and human impacts. Additionally contained within is a field that presents information on many of the species presented in the preceding chapters.


1. History of Eastern Pacific Coral Reef Research
2. Revisiting the Cenozoic History and the Origin of the Eastern Pacific Coral Fauna
3. Oceanographic Conditions of the Eastern Tropical Pacific
4. El Niño and Southern Oscillation (ENSO): A Review
5. Eastern Pacific Coral Reef Provinces, Coral Community Structure and Composition: An Overview
6. Holocene Reef Development in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
7. Marine Biodiversity of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs
8. El Niño-Southern Oscillation: Effects on Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs and Associated Biota
9. Trophodynamics of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs
10. Corallivory in the Eastern Pacific
11. Algal Dynamics: Alternate Stable States of reefs in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
12. Coral Reef Bioerosion in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
13. Diversity, Distribution and Stability of Symbiodinium in Reef Corals of the Eastern Tropical Pacific
14. Insights from the Application of Genetics on Pocillopora-Symbiodinium Associations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
15. Coral Reproduction in the Eastern Pacific
16. Gene Flow of Coral Reef Organisms of the Tropical Eastern Pacific
17. Thermal Refuges and Refugia for Stony Corals in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
18. Effects of Global Warming and Ocean Acidification on Carbonate Budgets of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs
19. Reef-based Reconstructions of Eastern Pacific Climate Variability
20. Coral Reef Conservation in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
21. Human Influences on Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Communities and Coral Reefs

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