Concluding Remarks: Future Perspectives on Coral Reef Studies of Japan – From Biology, Earth Science, and Conservation and Restoration

  • Akira IguchiEmail author
  • Chuki Hongo
Part of the Coral Reefs of the World book series (CORW, volume 13)


In this chapter, we discuss the future direction of coral reef studies of Japan to facilitate multidisciplinary approaches for understanding various aspects of coral reefs. In particular, we emphasize that the scientific knowledge of coral reefs of Japan would be applicable to practices for conservation and restoration of coral reef ecosystems in the world.


Multidisciplinary approach Global-local impacts Human activities Conservation Restoration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Bioresources EngineeringNational Institute of Technology, Okinawa CollegeOkinawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Marine ScienceUniversity of the RyukyusNishiharaJapan

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