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Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef

Edited By: Eric Wolanski

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #128327 | ISBN: 084930833X
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Demonstrating the relevance and need of science in planning the future of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide, "Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef" emphasizes multi-disciplinary processes - physical and biological links - that have emerged as the dominant forces shaping and controlling the ecosystem. The book draws heavily on data from coral reefs in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines."Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef" covers: climate and global change; coastal oceanography; wetlands ecology; estuaries; marine biology; land use management in the tropics; fisheries management; coral Reef ecological modeling; and, biodiversity and the human impact. Explore how the ecosystem responds to both physical and biological stimuli, and how they interact. Understand processes imperative to create sustainable design strategies. Comprehend the connectivity of biotopes - land, mangroves, seagrass, and corals. Discover the relationship between managing marine resources and managing adjoining land use. Learn how fish behavior and migration patterns control fisheries.


Contents

Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs, D. Suzuki The Place of Science and Technology in the Wise Management of the Great Barrier Reef, J. Baker Physics-Biology Links in the Great Barrier Reef, E. Wolanski Landcover and Water Quality in River Catchments of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, A.K.L. Johnson et al. Runoff of Terrestrial Sediment and Nutrients into the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, M. Furnas and A. Mitchell Water Circulation in Mangroves, and Its Implications for Biodiversity, E. Wolanski et al. Muddy Coastal Waters and Depleted Mangrove Coastlines - Depleted Seagrass and Coral Reefs, N.C. Duke and E. Wolanski The Effects of Siltation on Tropical Coastal Ecosystems, M. Fortes Modeling and Visualizing Interactions Between Natural Disturbances and Eutrophication as Causes of Coral Reef Degradation, L.J. McCook et al. Biodiversity on the Great Barrier Reef: Large-Scale Patterns and Turbidity-Related Local Loss of Soft Coral Taxa, K. Fabricius and G. De'ath River Plume Dynamics in the Central Great Barrier Reef, B. King et al. Connectivity in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area - An Overview of Pathways and Processes, M. Cappo and R. Kelley A Model of the Ecosystem, and Associated Penaeid Prawn Community in the Far Northern Great Barrier Reef, N.A. Gribble The Effects of Water Flow Around Coral Reefs on the Distribution of Pre-Settlement Fish (Great Barrier Reef, Australia) J.H. Carleton et al. Topographic Steering by Coral Reef Assemblages, S. Spagnol et al. Environmental Factors Influencing the Activity of Black Marlin, P. Speare and C.R. Steinberg Ocean Nutrients to Sediment Banks via Tidal Jets and Halimeda Meadows, E.A. Drew Climate Variability and Change on the Great Barrier Reef, J.M. Lough The Sea Surface Temperature Story on the Great Barrier Reef During the Coral Bleaching Event of 1998, W. Skirving and J. Guinotte The Challenges of Coral Reef Management in Indonesia, I.M. Dutton et al. Will the Great Barrier Reef Survive Human Impact? F. H. Talbot

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