Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem / Edition 2

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Overview

The fishes that inhabit coral reefs offer ecologists an outstanding opportunity to explore the dynamics of complex, diverse ecological systems. Study of reef fish ecology has led to major reassessment of ideas about the way species are assembled into communities, about species packing and niche diversification, about coevolution, and about the consequences of recruitment variation, and the wide dispersal of larval forms. 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. Coral Reef Fishes is an important resource for all whose work or interests include coral reef fishes. Graduate students, professional ecologists, researchers policy makers, and anyone who seeks to improve our management of these interesting and important creatures will need to read this book.

Related Titles:
Horn et al. - Intertidal Fishes (1999, ISBN: 0-12-356040-3)
Randall and Farrell - Deep Sea Fishes (1997, ISBN: 0-12-350440-6)
Graham - Air-Breathing Fishes (1997, ISBN: 0-12-294860-2)
Stiassny, et al. - Interrelationships of Fishes (1998, ISBN: 0-12-670951-3)

Audience: Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and researchers interested in coral reef ecology, fish ecology, fishery sciences and related ecological, ichthyological, and zoological issues. Ecologists, fishery scientists, and anyone interested in complex ecosystem structure and function. Libraries at institutions with strong programs in ecology, ichthyology, fishery science and related disciplines.

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Editorial Reviews

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)

From The Critics
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780126151855
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 5/15/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 549
  • Product dimensions: 8.68 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Sect. I Reef Fishes: A Diversity of Adaptations and Specializations
Ch. 1 The History and Biogeography of Fishes on Coral Reefs 5
Ch. 2 Ecomorphology of Feeding in Coral Reef Fishes 33
Ch. 3 Age-Based Studies 57
Ch. 4 Rarity in Coral Reef Fish Communities 81
Ch. 5 The Ecological Context of Reproductive Behavior 103
Sect. II Replenishment of Reef Fish Populations and Communities
Ch. 6 The Sensory World of Coral Reef Fishes 123
Ch. 7 Larval Dispersal and Retention and Consequences for Population Connectivity 149
Ch. 8 The Biology, Behavior and Ecology of the Pelagic, Larval Stage of Coral Reef Fishes 171
Ch. 9 Biogeography and Larval Dispersal Inferred from Population Genetic Analysis 201
Ch. 10 Numerical and Energetic Processes in the Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes 221
Sect. III Dynamics of Reef Fish Populations and Communities
Ch. 11 Otolith Applications in Reef Fish Ecology 243
Ch. 12 Energetics and Fish Diversity on Coral Reefs 265
Ch. 13 Simulating Large-Scale Population Dynamics Using Small-Scale Data 275
Ch. 14 Density Dependence in Reef Fish Populations 303
Ch. 15 Variable Replenishment and the Dynamics of Reef Fish Populations 327
Sect. IV Management of Coral Reef Fishes
Ch. 16 The Science We Need to Develop for More Effective Management 361
Ch. 17 Reef Fish Ecology and Grouper Conservation and Management 377
Ch. 18 Ecological Issues and the Trades in Live Reef Fishes 391
Ch. 19 Yet Another Review of Marine Reserves as Reef Fishery Management Tools 421
Bibliography 445
Taxonomic Index 523
Subject Index 527
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