Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem

Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem

by Peter F. Sale

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Coral Reef Fishes is the successor of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. This new edition includes provocative reviews covering the major areas of reef fish ecology. Concerns about the future health of coral reefs, and recognition that reefs and their fishes are economically important components of the coastal oceans of many tropical nations, have led to enormous growth in research directed at reef fishes. Coral Reef Fishes is much more than a simple revision of the earlier volume; it is a companion that supports and extends the earlier work. The included syntheses provide readers with the current highlights in this exciting science.
  • An up-to-date review of key research areas in reef fish ecology, with a bibliography including hundreds of citations, most from the last decade
  • Authoritative, up-to-date, provocative chapters written to suggest future research priorities
  • An important companion and successor to The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs
  • Includes discussions of regulation of fish populations, dispersal or site fidelity of larval reef fishes, sensory and motor capabilities of reef fish larvae, and complexities of management of reef species and communities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780080530017
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 06/12/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 549
File size: 16 MB
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Table of Contents



Section I Reef Fishes- A Diversity of Adaptations and Specializations


Chapter 1 The History and Biogeography of Fishes on Coral Reefs

Chapter 2 Ecomorphology of Feeding in Coral Reef Fishes

Chapter 3 Age-Based Studies

Chapter 4 Rarity in Coral Reef Fish Communities

Chapter 5 The Ecological Context of Reproductive Behavior

Section II Replenishment of Reef Fish Populations and Communities


Chapter 6 The Sensory World of Coral Reef Fishes

Chapter 7 Larval Dispersal and Retention and Consequences for Population Connectivity

Chapter 8 The Biology, Behavior and Ecology of the Pelagic, Larval Stage of Coral Reef Fishes

Chapter 9 Biogeography and Larval Dispersal Inferred from Population Genetic Analysis

Chapter 10 Numerical and Energetic Processes in the Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes

Section III Dynamics of Reef Fish Populations and Communities


Chapter 11 Otolith Applications in Reef Fish Ecology

Chapter 12 Energetics and Fish Diversity on Coral Reefs

Chapter 13 Simulating Large-Scale Population Dynamics Using Small-Scale Data

Chapter 14 Density Dependence in Reef Fish Populations

Chapter 15 Variable Replenishment and the Dynamics of Reef Fish Populations

Section IV Management of Coral Reef Fishes


Chapter 16 The Science We Need to Develop for More Effective Management

Chapter 17 Reef Fish Ecology and Grouper Conservation and Management

Chapter 18 Ecological Issues and the Trades in Live Reef Fishes

Chapter 19 Yet Another Review of Marine Reserves as Reef Fishery Management Tools


Taxonomic Index

Subject Index

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