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Coral Reef Studies of Japan

  • Akira Iguchi
  • Chuki Hongo
  • Covers comprehensive research fields on coral reef studies of Japan

  • Provides the newest research information on coral reef studies of Japan

  • A long-awaited one as a series of Coral Reefs of the World


Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Tomihiko Higuchi
    Pages 29-40
  3. Naohisa Wada, Aki Ohdera, Nobuhiro Mano
    Pages 41-62
  4. Kohki Sowa, Kentaro Tanaka
    Pages 71-93
  5. Naoko Isomura, Hironobu Fukami
    Pages 95-110
  6. Yuichi Nakajima
    Pages 111-123
  7. Frederic Sinniger, Saki Harii
    Pages 149-162
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 177-179

About this book


This book comprehensively introduces recent important studies on coral reefs from various research fields including biology, ecology, chemistry, the earth sciences, and conservation studies. Coral reef is one of the important ecosystems characterized by high biodiversity and the beauty. Coral reefs around Japan are located at the northern limit, composed by mainly fringing reefs along archipelago, and easily impacted by human activities. Thus, coral reef studies around Japan have provided important knowledge on basic sciences and conservation studies regarding coral reef ecosystem. This book would contribute to systematic understanding of vulnerable coral reef ecosystems due to human activities in the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean regions. The conservation efforts provide good reference to graduate and undergraduate students, and researchers in marine sciences, as well as those who are involved in coral reef studies.


Coral reefs Coral reefs in Japan Northern limit Biology Hydrodynamic and biological models Earth science Natural break water Ocean acidification Stress responses

Editors and affiliations

  • Akira Iguchi
    • 1
  • Chuki Hongo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Bioresources EngineeringNational Institute of Technology, Okinawa CollegeNagoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Marine ScienceUniversity of the RyukyusNishihara, OkinawaJapan

About the editors

Akira Iguchi
Okinawa National College of Technology
Okinawa, Japan

Chuki Hongo
University of the Ryukyus
Okinawa, Japan

Bibliographic information