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Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific

Persistence and Loss in a Dynamic Environment

  • Peter W. Glynn
  • Derek P. Manzello
  • Ian C. Enochs

Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Paul C. Fiedler, Miguel F. Lavín
    Pages 59-83
  3. Chunzai Wang, Clara Deser, Jin-Yi Yu, Pedro DiNezio, Amy Clement
    Pages 85-106
  4. Peter W. Glynn, Juan J. Alvarado, Stuart Banks, Jorge Cortés, Joshua S. Feingold, Carlos Jiménez et al.
    Pages 107-176
  5. Lauren T. Toth, Ian G. Macintyre, Richard B. Aronson
    Pages 177-201
  6. Jorge Cortés, Ian C. Enochs, Jeffrey Sibaja-Cordero, Luis Hernández, Juan José Alvarado, Odalisca Breedy et al.
    Pages 203-250
  7. Peter W. Glynn, Alissa B. Mones, Guillermo P. Podestá, Angela Colbert, Mitchell W. Colgan
    Pages 251-290
  8. Ian C. Enochs, Peter W. Glynn
    Pages 291-314
  9. Ian C. Enochs, Peter W. Glynn
    Pages 315-337
  10. Peggy Fong, Tyler B. Smith, Ranjan Muthukrishnan
    Pages 339-367
  11. Juan José Alvarado, Benjamin Grassian, Jaime Ricardo Cantera-Kintz, José Luis Carballo, Edgardo Londoño-Cruz
    Pages 369-403
  12. Andrew C. Baker, Adrienne M. S. Correa, Ross Cunning
    Pages 405-420
  13. Peter W. Glynn, Susan B. Colley, Eugenio Carpizo-Ituarte, Robert H. Richmond
    Pages 435-476
  14. H. A. Lessios, Iliana B. Baums
    Pages 477-499
  15. Tyler B. Smith, Juan L. Maté, Joanna Gyory
    Pages 501-515
  16. Julia Cole, Alexander W. Tudhope
    Pages 535-548

About this book


This book documents and examines the state of health of coral reefs in the eastern tropical Pacific region.  It touches on the occurrence of coral reefs in the waters of surrounding countries, and it explores their biogeography, biodiversity and condition relative to the El Niño southern oscillation and human impacts.  Additionally contained within is a field that presents information on many of the species presented in the preceding chapters.


Coral Reefs Species Responses Degradation Climate Change Eastern Tropical Pacific Disturbances (El Nino) Marine Protected Areas

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter W. Glynn
    • 1
  • Derek P. Manzello
    • 2
  • Ian C. Enochs
    • 3
  1. 1.RSMAS MBEUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA
  2. 2.NOAA/AOMLMiamiUSA
  3. 3.RSMAS CIMAS - NOAA/AOMLUniversity of MiamiMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information


“This volume is a stunning compendium of knowledge about Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP) reefs … . It is also a sumptuous field guide to the system for any naturalist-diver planning a visit to the region.” (Phillip Dustan, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 94 (3), 2019)      

“Each chapter includes a short abstract, chapter contents (with tables and illustrations–many in color), a short summary, and a bibliography. … The book is written for the advanced graduate student or researcher, but many of the chapters are suitable for the general reader. … Summing Up: Recommended. All readers, but particularly for graduate students, researchers, and faculty.” (L. T. Spencer, Choice, Vol. 54 (8), April, 2017)