ISBN-10:
140201046X
ISBN-13:
9781402010460
Pub. Date:
10/31/2002
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Dynamics of Coral Communities / Edition 1

Dynamics of Coral Communities / Edition 1

by R.H. Karlson
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ISBN-13: 9781402010460
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/31/2002
Series: Population and Community Biology Series , #23
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1: Introduction. 1.1. Ecological communities, guilds, assemblages and webs. 1.2. Taxonomic and trophic constraints. 1.3. Scale-dependent dynamics. 1.4. Marine epibenthic communities. 1.5. Overview. 2: Diversity. 2.1. Origins of diversity. 2.2. Patterns of coral diversity. 2.3. Diversity of non-coral taxa. 2.4. Overview. 3: Stability. 3.1. What is stability? 3.2. Are stability and diversity related? 3.3. Keystone species. 3.4. Transient dynamics of nonequilibrial systems. 3.5. Overview. 4: Succession. 4.1. Successional mechanisms on ecological time scales. 4.2. Succession in coral communities. 4.3. Overview. 5: Interspecific competition. 5.1. General considerations. 5.2. Interspecific competition in coral communities. 5.3. Overview. 6: Consumer-resource interactions. 6.1. Coupled populations, food webs, and interactive community processes. 6.2. Food-web interactions of coral reef fishes: an example. 6.3. Plant-herbivore interactions in coral communities. 6.4. Predator-prey interactions in coral communities. 6.5. Overview. 7: Disturbance. 7.1. Disturbance and species coexistence. 7.2. Disturbances to coral communities: a potpourri. 7.3. Do disturbances promote species coexistence? 7.4. Overview. 8: Large-scale perspectives. 8.1. General considerations. 8.2. Evidence from coral communities. 8.3. Middle ground. 8.4. Overview. 9: Integration across scales. 9.1. The local environment. 9.2. The regional setting and cross-scale linkage. 9.3. A biogeographic context for coral community ecology. 9.4. Closing comments. References. Subject Index.

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