Corals of the world

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron
Publisher: Sea Challengers
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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This will be the most comprehensive review of these complex and colorful organisms ever published by the Australian Institute of Marine Science. It is the end product of 30 years of research.

Staghorn Corals of the World

Author: Carden C. Wallace
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 9780643063914
Format: PDF, ePub
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Staghorn corals (genus Acropora) are the most obvious and important corals on coral reefs throughout the world, providing much of the beauty and variety seen on the reefs. This invaluable reference tool is the first major review of Acropora in over 100 years. It assesses all the known species worldwide, describing each in detail and illustrating the range of variability of form with habitat and geographic location. The classification, evolution and worldwide distribution of all species are reviewed and illustrated with colour plates, full page black and white plates and distribution maps. Details of the general biology of staghorn corals are discussed and illustrated. The book is complemented by a CD-ROM, Staghorn Corals of the World: A Key to Species of Acropora, containing a LucID-based key to all species of Acropora and a photo library of type specimens from museums around the world. Special Offer: Staghorn Corals of the World book and CD-ROM set for only $220.00.

Staghorn Corals of the World

Author: Carden Wallace
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643102817
Format: PDF, ePub
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Staghorn corals (genus Acropora) are the most obvious and important corals on coral reefs throughout the world, providing much of the beauty and variety seen on the reefs. This invaluable reference tool is the first major review of Acropora in over 100 years. It assesses all the known species worldwide, describing each in detail and illustrating the range of variability of form with habitat and geographic location. The classification, evolution and worldwide distribution of all species are reviewed and illustrated with colour plates, full page black and white plates and distribution maps. Details of the general biology of staghorn corals are discussed and illustrated.

Corals in Space and Time

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801482632
Format: PDF
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As concerns about global climate change and the loss of biodiversity have mounted, attention has focused on the destruction of tropical rain forests and depletion of the ozone layer. But recently scientists have identified another seriously endangered ecosystem: coral reefs. In Corals in Space and Time, J.E.N. Veron provides a richly detailed study of corals that will inform investigations into these fragile ecosystems. Drawing on over twenty years of research, Veron brings together extensive field observations about the taxonomy, biogeography, paleontology, and biology of corals. After introducing coral taxonomy and biogeography and relevant aspects of coral biology for the nonspecialist, he provides an interpretation of the fossil record and paleoclimates, an analysis of modern coral distribution, and a discussion of the evolutionary nature and origins and species. Revealing a sharp conflict between empirical observations about the geographical variation within the species and current explanations of the evolution of species, Veron introduces a non-Darwinian theory of coral evolution. he proposes that the evolution of coral species is driven not primarily by natural selection, but by constantly shifting patterns fo ocean circulation, which produce changing variations of genetic connectivity. This mechanism of speciation and hybridization has far-reaching consequences for the study of all types of corals and potentially many other groups of organisms. J.E.N. Veron is Senior Principle Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

The Brilliant Deep

Author: Kate Messner
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452157901
Format: PDF
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All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world. The ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs—with hammer and glue, and grafts of newly grown coral—are the living legacy of Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation. Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe tell the true story of the coral restoration pioneer in this brilliant tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope.