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Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals: Past, Present and Future

Understanding the Deep-Sea Realms of Coral

  • Covadonga Orejas
  • Carlos Jiménez

Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Covadonga Orejas, Carlos Jiménez
      Pages 3-12
  3. Past

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Marco Taviani, Agostina Vertino, Lorenzo Angeletti, Paolo Montagna, Alessandro Remia
      Pages 15-30
    3. Julian Evans, Leyla Knittweis, Joseph A. Borg, Patrick J. Schembri
      Pages 31-33
    4. Agostina Vertino, Marco Taviani, Cesare Corselli
      Pages 67-83
    5. Paolo Montagna, Marco Taviani
      Pages 95-108
    6. Lorenzo Angeletti, Matteo Bettuzzi, Maria Pia Morigi
      Pages 109-113
  4. Present

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Claudio Lo Iacono, Alessandra Savini, Veerle A. I. Huvenne, Eulàlia Gràcia
      Pages 157-171
    3. Lorenzo Angeletti, Annaëlle Bargain, Elisabetta Campiani, Federica Foglini, Valentina Grande, Elisa Leidi et al.
      Pages 173-189

About this book


What do we know about Mediterranean Cold (Deep)-Water coral ecosystems? In this book, specialists offer answers and insights with a series of chapters and short papers about the paleoecology, biology, physiology and ecology of the corals and other organisms that comprise these ecosystems. Structured on a temporal axis—Past, Present and Future—the reviews and selected study cases cover the cold and deep coral habitats known to date in the Mediterranean Basin. This book illustrates and explains the deep Mediterranean coral habitats that might have originated similar thriving ecosystems in today’s Atlantic Ocean.


Paleoecology Mediterranean Paleocirculation Habitat mapping Population dynamics Ecophysiology Growth patterns Cold Water Corals (CWC’s) Biogeography of CWC’s

Editors and affiliations

  • Covadonga Orejas
    • 1
  • Carlos Jiménez
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO)Centro Oceanográfico de BalearesPalma de MallorcaSpain
  2. 2.Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre (ENALIA)NicosiaCyprus

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