Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology Author : Richard B. Aronson Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media Total Pages : 444 Release : 2007-03-09 ISBN 10 : 9780387335377 ISBN 13 : 0387335374 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology Book Description: This book provides a unique perspective on the destruction - both natural and human-caused - of coral reef ecosystems. Reconstructing the ecological history of coral reefs, the authors evaluate whether recent dramatic changes are novel events or part of a long-term trend or cycle. The text combines principles of geophysics, paleontology, and marine sciences with real-time observation, examining the interacting causes of change: hurricane damage, predators, disease, rising sea-level, nutrient loading, global warming and ocean acidification. Predictions about the future of coral reefs inspire strategies for restoration and management of ecosystems. Useful for students and professionals in ecology and marine biology, including environmental managers.