Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem

Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem

by Peter F. Sale
     
 

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Coral Reef Fishes is the successor of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. This new edition includes provocative reviews covering the major areas of reef fish ecology. Concerns about the future health of coral reefs, and recognition that reefs and their fishes are economically important components of the coastal oceans of many tropical nations, have ledSee more details below

Overview

Coral Reef Fishes is the successor of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. This new edition includes provocative reviews covering the major areas of reef fish ecology. Concerns about the future health of coral reefs, and recognition that reefs and their fishes are economically important components of the coastal oceans of many tropical nations, have led to enormous growth in research directed at reef fishes. Coral Reef Fishes is much more than a simple revision of the earlier volume; it is a companion that supports and extends the earlier work. The included syntheses provide readers with the current highlights in this exciting science.

Key Features
* An up-to-date review of key research areas in reef fish ecology, with a bibliography including hundreds of citations, most from the last decade
* Authoritative, up-to-date, provocative chapters written to suggest future research priorities
* An important companion and successor to The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs
* Includes discussions of regulation of fish populations, dispersal or site fidelity of larval reef fishes, sensory and motor capabilities of reef fish larvae, and complexities of management of reef species and communities

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Editorial Reviews

For graduate students, scientists in the field, reef managers and others interested in coral reefs, and the wider ecological and scientific community, contributors from around the Pacific, mostly the US and Australia, (and a couple from France) explore the major fields of ecology of reef fishes currently being investigated as well as several cognate areas and management issues. They cover the diversity of adaptations and specializations, the replenishment of populations and communities, dynamics of populations and communities, and managing coral reef fishes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
From the Publisher
"...an excellent overview...a perfect guide to the future course of reef fish ecology in the new millennium."
-Jurgen Herler, University of Vienna, in MARINE ECOLOGY, 2005

"...excellent volume...It is an indispensable reference for all researchers and managers working with coral reef fishes."
-ECOLOGY (2004)

"Should you add this book to your library? Definitely!"
-COPIA (2003)

"Coral Reef Fishes is full of fascinating details, new evidence and new ideas."
-Redouan Bshary for NATURE (January 2003)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080530017
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/12/2002
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
549
File size:
16 MB
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