The iconic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.
With contributions from international experts, this timely and fully updated second edition of The Great Barrier Reef describes the animals, plants and other organisms of the reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. It contains new chapters on shelf slopes and fisheries and addresses pressing issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, coral bleaching and disease, and invasive species.
The Great Barrier Reef is a must-read for the interested reef tourist, student, researcher and environmental manager. While it has an Australian focus, it can equally be used as a reference text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs.
- Exciting and contemporary account of the issues that face the world’s most complex marine ecosystem.
- Examines the diversity, physiology, ecology and conservation of coral reefs in one volume.
- Written by leading authorities on the biodiversity of the GBR as well as its position as an icon for monitoring global warming.
- Beautifully illustrated.
1 Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef
P. A. Hutchings, M. J. Kingsford & O. Hoegh-Guldberg
Section 1: Nature of the reef
2 Geomorphology of Coral Reefs with Special Reference to the Great Barrier Reef
D. Hopley & S. Smithers
3 The Great Barrier Reef in Time and Space: Geology and Palaeobiology
J. M. Pandolfi & R. Kelley
M. J. Kingsford & E. Wolanski
5 Coral Reef Habitats and Assemblages
M. J. Kingsford, Mia Srinivasan & G.P. Jones
6 Seabed Environments, Habitats and Biological Assemblages
C. R. Pitcher, P. J. Doherty & T. J. Anderson
7 The Great Barrier Reef outer-shelf
T. C.L. Bridge, J. M. Webster, T. L. Sih, & P. Bongaerts
8 Primary Production, Nutrient Recycling and Energy Flow through Coral Reef Ecosystems
O. Hoegh-Guldberg & S. Dove
9 Calcification, Erosion and the Establishment of the Framework of Coral Reefs
P. A. Hutchings, O. Hoegh-Guldberg & S. Dove
Section 2: Factors affecting the reef
10 Fisheries of the Great Barrier Reef
A. Chin, D. Cameron & R. Saunders
11 Disturbances and pressures to coral reefs
M. Pratchett and M. O. Hoogenboom
12 The Future of Coral Reefs in a Rapidly Changing World
13 Terrestrial Runoff to the Great Barrier Reef and the Implications for Its Long Term Ecological Status
J. Brodie & K. Fabricius
14 Planning and Managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Section 3: Overview of reef biodiversity and organisms
15 Biodiversity of organisms?
P. A. Hutchings & M. J. Kingsford
M. J. Kingsford & A. D. McKinnon
18 Mangroves and Seagrasses
N. C. Duke & A. W. D. Larkum
J. N. A. Hooper
20 Pelagic Cnidaria and Ctenophora
L. Gershwin & M. J. Kingsford
21 Hexacorals 1: Sea Anemones and Anemone-like Animals (Actiniaria, Zoanthidea, Corallimorpharia, Ceriantharia and Antipatharia)
C. C. Wallace & A. L. Crowther
22 Hexacorals 2: Reef-building or Hard Corals (Scleractinia) including updates re concept of coral species
C. C. Wallace
P. Alderslade & K. Fabricius
P. A. Hutchings
25 Arthropoda: Crustaceans and Pycnogonids
S. T. Ahyong
R. C. Willan
P.E. Bock & D.P. Gordon
30 The Fish Assemblages of the Great Barrier Reef: Their Diversity and Origin
J. H. Choat, B. C. Russell & A. Chin
31 Marine Reptiles and Marine Mammals
H. Marsh, H. Heatwole & V. Lukoschek