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The biology of reefs and reef organisms /

Walter M. Goldberg.

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Author: Goldberg, Walter M.
Vernacular: �2013
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Topics: Coral reef biology. | Marine biology. | Reef ecology. | Korallenriff | Meeresökologie
Genres: Textbooks. | Textbooks.
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245 14|aThe biology of reefs and reef organisms /|cWalter M. Goldberg.
264 1|aChicago :|bUniversity of Chicago Press,|c[2013]
264 4|c©2013
300 |avii, 401 pages :|billustrations (chiefly color) ;|c29 cm
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |aAn introduction to the structure and formation of modern reefs -- Reef minerals and mineralization -- Reef cyanobacteria -- Reef algae and foraminiferans -- Reef sponges -- Reef corals and their allies -- Annelids and sipunculans -- Reef Mollusca -- Reef lophophoerate and protochordate phyla -- Reef crustacea -- Reef echinoderms -- The effect of feeding by reef fishes on corals and coral reefs -- A brief history of reefs and corals -- Ecology, diversity, and biogeography of coral reefs -- Reefs now and in the next 100 years -- Reef resilience, loss of biodiversity, and the role of conservation.
520 |a"Reefs provide a wealth of opportunity for learning about biological and ecosystem processes, and reef biology courses are among the most popular in marine biology and zoology departments the world over. Walter M. Goldberg has taught one such course for years, and he marshals that experience in the pages of The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms. Goldberg examines the nature not only of coral reefs--the best known among types of reefs--but also of sponge reefs, worm reefs, and oyster reefs, explaining the factors that influence their growth, distribution, and structure. A central focus of the book is reef construction, and Goldberg details the plants and animals that form the scaffold of the reef system and allow for the attachment and growth of other organisms, including those that function as bafflers, binders, and cementing agents."--Publisher website.
650 0|aCoral reef biology.
650 0|aMarine biology.
650 0|aReef ecology.
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