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Coral Reefs of Australia Perspectives from Beyond the Water's Edge

By: Sarah M Hamylton(Editor), Pat Hutchings(Editor), Ove Hoegh-Guldberg(Editor), Sylvia A Earle(Foreword By)
330 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour tables
Publisher: CSIRO
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Explores Australia's evolving relationship with coral reefs through a diverse range of perspectives.

Australia's coral reefs stretch far and wide, covering 50,000 square kilometres from the Indian Ocean in the West to the Pacific Ocean in the East. They have been viewed as a bedrock of coastal livelihoods, as uncharted and perilous nautical hazards, as valuable natural resources, and as unique, natural wonders with secrets waiting to be unlocked. Australia's coral reefs have sustained a global interest as places to visit, and as objects of study, science, protection and conservation.

Coral Reefs of Australia examines our evolving relationship with coral reefs and explores their mystery and the fast pace at which they are now changing. Corals are feeling the dramatic impacts of global climate change, having undergone several devastating mass coral bleaching events, dramatic species range shifts and gradual ocean acidification.

This comprehensive and engaging book brings together the diverse views of Indigenous Australians, coral reef scientists, managers and politicians to reveal how we interact with coral reefs, focussing on Indigenous culture, coastal livelihoods, exploration, discovery, scientific research and climate change. It will inform and inspire readers to learn more about these intriguing natural phenomena and how we can protect coral reefs for the future.


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Chapter 1. Australia’s coral reefs
Chapter 2. Living with Australia’s coral reefs
Chapter 3. The evolution of science on the Great Barrier Reef
Chapter 4. Understanding the fundamentals of coral reefs
Chapter 5. Managing Australia’s coral reefs
Chapter 6. Scientists as advocates for Australia’s coral reefs
Chapter 7. Conservation and protection of Australia’s coral reefs
Chapter 8. A changing climate for Australian reefs
Epilogue: The eye of the beholder


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Sarah M. Hamylton is President of the Australian Coral Reef Society. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, where she is Director of the Spatial Analysis Laboratories.

Pat Hutchings is a Senior Fellow of the Australian Museum. She has worked on coral reefs since the early 1970s and has had a long involvement with the Australian Coral Reef Society. Pat was also an editor of The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management.

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg FAA is Professor of Marine Studies at the School of Biological Sciences and ARC Centre for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Queensland, where he has studied the physiological ecology of corals, particularly relating to their response to climate change, for more than 30 years. Ove was also an editor of The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management.

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By: Sarah M Hamylton(Editor), Pat Hutchings(Editor), Ove Hoegh-Guldberg(Editor), Sylvia A Earle(Foreword By)
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Publisher: CSIRO
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