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Coral Reefs of the Gulf

Adaptation to Climatic Extremes

  • Bernhard M. Riegl
  • Sam J. Purkis

Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Bernhard M. Riegl, Sam J. Purkis
    Pages 5-32
  3. Sam J. Purkis, Bernhard M. Riegl
    Pages 33-50
  4. Kristi Foster, Greg Foster, Ashraf S. Al-Cibahy, Suaad Al-Harthi, Sam J. Purkis, Bernhard M. Riegl
    Pages 51-70
  5. Bernhard M. Riegl, Sam J. Purkis, Ashraf S. Al-Cibahy, Suaad Al-Harthi, Edwin Grandcourt, Khalifa Al-Sulaiti et al.
    Pages 95-105
  6. Bernhard M. Riegl, Andrew W. Bruckner, Kaveh Samimi-Namin, Sam J. Purkis
    Pages 107-125
  7. Edwin Grandcourt
    Pages 127-161
  8. David A. Feary, John A. Burt, Georgenes H. Cavalcante, Andrew G. Bauman
    Pages 163-170
  9. John A. Burt, Aaron Bartholomew, David A. Feary
    Pages 171-186
  10. Bernhard M. Riegl, Francesca Benzoni, Kaveh Samimi-Namin, Charles Sheppard
    Pages 187-224
  11. Kaveh Samimi-Namin, Leen van Ofwegen
    Pages 225-252
  12. Ashraf S. Al-Cibahy, Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Benno Böer, Kaveh Samimi-Namin
    Pages 337-348
  13. Charles Sheppard, Mohsen Al-Husiani, F. Al-Jamali, Faiza Al-Yamani, Rob Baldwin, James Bishop et al.
    Pages 349-373
  14. Charles Sheppard, Mohsen Al-Husiani, F. Al-Jamali, Faiza Al-Yamani, Rob Baldwin, James Bishop et al.
    Pages E1-E1
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 375-379

About this book

Introduction

Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes is a complete review and reference for scientists, engineers and students concerned with the geology, biology or engineering aspects of coral reefs in the Middle East. It provides for the first time a complete review of both the geology and biology of all extant coral areas in the Gulf, the water body between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. In summer, this area is the hottest sea with abundant coral growth on earth and already today exhibits a temperature that is predicted to occur across the topical ocean in 2100. Thus, by studying the Gulf today, much can be learned about tomorrow’s world and the capability of coral reefs to adapt to climatic extremes. This volume provides the most authoritative and up-to-date review of the coral reefs in the Gulf. It can be used as a volume of general reference or as a textbook treating recent coral reefs.

Written by local and international experts, the text is richly illustrated and will remain a standard reference for the region for decades to come. Contributions stretch from climatology through geology, biology, ecological modelling and fisheries science to practical conservation aspects. The book is useful for the technical expert and casual reader alike.

Keywords

Arabia Coral reef biology Coral reef geology Coral reefs Gulf

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard M. Riegl
    • 1
  • Sam J. Purkis
    • 2
  1. 1., National Coral Reef InstituteNova Southeastern UniversityDania BeachUSA
  2. 2., National Coral Reef InstituteNova Southeastern UniversityDania BeachUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3008-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-3007-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-3008-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-719X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-7203
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