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1. Coral Reefs - Biodiverse and Productive Tropical Ecosystems ; 2. The Main Reef Builders and Space Occupiers ; 3. The Abiotic Environment ; 4. Symbiotic Interactions ; 5. Microbial, Microalgal and Planktonic Reef Life ; 6. Reef Fishes: Feeding and Food Chains ; 7. Reef Fisheries and Reef Aquaculture ; 8. Coral Reefs in the Modern World ; 9. Consequences to Reefs of Changing Environmental Stress ; 10. The Future, Human Population and Management ; References ; Index

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Prof Charles Sheppard has spent 35 years researching the ecology of coral reefs and their role in supporting coastal communities. He is interested especially in effects of pollution and climate change on tropical marine systems, and has been Editor of the scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin for 15 years. Dr. Simon Davy is a specialist in the fields of coral-algal symbiosis and coral disease. He studied for his PhD at Bangor University. He then conducted postdoctoral research at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Florida and the University of Sydney, before holding faculty positions at the University of Plymouth and now Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Graham Pilling has considerable practical experience in tropical and coral reef ecosystems. He has gained in depth experience in the practical assessment and management of coral reef fisheries in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf. His recent work has focused on the implications of climate change for coral reef ecosystem services.

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A must for coral reef biologists * Bert W. Hoeksema, Marine Biology Research *

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