Latin American Coral Reefs

Latin American Coral Reefs

by J. Cortes
     
 

Most of the coral reefs of the American continent: the Brazilian waters, the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean are in Latin American countries, the subject of this book. For the first time, information on coral reefs of such a vast region is mined from reports, obscure journals, university thesis and scientific journals, summarized and presented in a

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Most of the coral reefs of the American continent: the Brazilian waters, the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean are in Latin American countries, the subject of this book. For the first time, information on coral reefs of such a vast region is mined from reports, obscure journals, university thesis and scientific journals, summarized and presented in a way both accessible and informative for the interested reader as well as for the coral reef expert. The chapters of the book, divided by country and ocean, were written by either scientists from the countries or by those that know the area well. Reefs not documented in the past are described in detail here, including location maps. The natural and anthropogenic impacts affecting the reefs are presented, as well as sections on management, conservation and legislation in each country. Nineteen chapters, plus an introduction, present information of coral reefs from Brazil to Mexico, and from Chile to Cuba.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
E. Weil
...For all those interested in coral reef research, management and/or conservation in Latin America, this book is an invaluable source. Researchers, students and government employees involved in coral reef research, conservation and management will benefit because Latin American Coral Reefs provides most of the information for comparisons within and between reefs of each country, between countries within regions and across regions.
Caribbean Marine Science
E.H. Williams
...this volume is a must for the bookshelf of every scientist working with these reefs just for its convenience and utility.
Caribbean Journal of Science
C. Bastidas
...I enjoyed reading this book and consider it of relevance for reef scientists, students, managers and the general public interested in coral reefs, diving and natural history.
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444513885
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/25/2003
Edition description:
First
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 10.36(h) x 1.03(d)

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