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The Biology of Coral Reefs

Charles Sheppard, Simon Davy, Graham Pilling, and Nicholas Graham


Coral reefs represent the most spectacular and diverse marine ecosystem on the planet as well as a critical source of protein and income for many millions of people. Ecologically they are as complex as they are diverse and colourful. However, the combined effects of human activities have led to a rapid decline worldwide in the health of reefs. This timely book provides an integrated overview of the function, physiology, ecology and behaviour of coral reef organisms. Each chapter is enriched with a selection of ‘boxes’ on specific aspects written by internationally recognized experts. As with o ... More

Keywords: coral, coral reef, climate change, marine, conservation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787341
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198787341.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Sheppard, author
Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, UK

Simon Davy, author
Head of School, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Graham Pilling, author
Principal Fisheries Scientist, SPC, Oceanic Fisheries Programme, New Caledonia