Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes in the World’s Hottest Sea

Chapter Title

Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes in the World’s Hottest Sea

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Book

Description

This book treats coral reefs in the water body enclosed between Iran and the Arabian peninsula that in this book we refer to as “The Gulf”. The area is variably also known as the Persian or Arabian Gulf, or as the ROPME Inner Sea Area. The Gulf has a long research history and a compilation of present knowledge about its reefs is timely. In 16 chapters, this book guides the reader through environmental and geological determinants of reefbuilding, through the dynamics of reef corals and reef fishes, to the taxonomy of key reef organisms. Also the importance of artificial structures as novel reef substrates is discussed.

ISBN

978-94-007-3007-6

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Springer

City

Dordrecht

Disciplines

Marine Biology | Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

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Contents:

  1. Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes in the World’s Hottest Sea Bernhard M. Riegl and Sam J. Purkis page 1
  2. Environmental Constraints for Reef Building in the Gulf Bernhard M. Riegl and Sam J. Purkis page 5
  3. Geomorphology and Reef Building in the SE Gulf Sam J. Purkis and Bernhard M. Riegl page 33
  4. Environmental Setting and Temporal Trends in Southeastern Gulf Coral Communities Kristi Foster, Greg Foster, Ashraf S. Al-Cibahy, Suaad Al-Harthi, Sam J. Purkis, and Bernhard M. Riegl page 51
  5. Dynamics of Gulf Coral Communities: Observations and Models from the World’s Hottest Coral Sea Bernhard M. Riegl and Sam J. Purkis page 71
  6. Coral Bleaching and Mortality Thresholds in the SE Gulf: Highest in the World Bernhard M. Riegl, Sam J. Purkis, Ashraf S. Al-Cibahy, Suaad Al-Harthi, Edwin Grandcourt, Khalifa Al-Sulaiti, James Baldwin, and Alaa M. Abdel-Moati page 95
  7. Diseases, Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) and Their Effects on Gulf Coral Populations and Communities Bernhard M. Riegl, Andrew W. Bruckner, Kaveh Samimi-Namin, and Sam J. Purkis page 107
  8. Reef Fish and Fisheries in the Gulf Edwin Grandcourt page 127
  9. Extreme Physical Factors and the Structure of Gulf Fish and Reef Communities David A. Feary, John A. Burt, Georgenes H. Cavalcante, and Andrew G. Bauman page 163
  10. Man-Made Structures as Artificial Reefs in the Gulf John A. Burt, Aaron Bartholomew, and David A. Feary page 171
  11. The Hermatypic Scleractinian (Hard) Coral Fauna of the Gulf Bernhard M. Riegl, Francesca Benzoni, Kaveh Samimi-Namin, and Charles Sheppard page 187
  12. The Octocoral Fauna of the Gulf Kaveh Samimi-Namin and Leen van Ofwegen page 225
  13. Reef-Associated Macroinvertebrates of the SE Gulf J. David George page 253
  14. Marine Algae (Seaweeds) Associated with Coral Reefs in the Gulf David M. John page 309
  15. Conservation of Marine Ecosystems with a Special View to Coral Reefs in the Gulf Ashraf S. Al-Cibahy, Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Benno Boer, and Kaveh Samimi-Namin page 337
  16. Environmental Concerns for the Future of Gulf Coral Reefs Charles Sheppard, Mohsen Al-Husiani, F. Al-Jamali, Faiza Al-Yamani, Rob Baldwin, James Bishop, Francesca Benzoni, Eric Dutrieux, Nicholas K. Dulvy, Subba Rao V. Durvasula, David A. Jones, Ron Loughland, David Medio, M. Nithyanandan, Graham M. Pilling, Igor Polikarpov, Andrew R.G. Price, Sam J. Purkis, Bernhard M. Riegl, Maria Saburova, Kaveh Samimi-Namin, Oliver Taylor, Simon Wilson, and Khadija Zainal page 349

Index page 375

ORCID ID

B-8552-2013