Cold-water Corals PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Cold-water Corals free pdf There are more coral species in deep, cold-waters than in tropical coral reefs. This broad-ranging treatment is the first to synthesise current understanding of all types of cold-water coral, covering their ecology, biology, palaeontology and geology. Beginning with a history of research in the field, the authors describe the approaches needed to study corals in the deep sea. They consider coral habitats created by stony scleractinian as well as octocoral species. The importance of corals as long-lived geological structures and palaeoclimate archives is discussed, in addition to ways in which they can be conserved. Topic boxes explain unfamiliar concepts, and case studies summarise significant studies, coral habitats or particular conservation measures. Written for professionals and students of marine science, this text is enhanced by an extensive glossary, online resources, and a unique collection of colour photographs and illustrations of corals and the habitats they form.

About J. Murray Roberts

J. Murray Roberts is a marine biologist at the Scottish Association for Marine Science. His research focuses on the biology and ecology of cold-water corals. Andrew Wheeler is Senior Lecturer and coordinator of marine and freshwater research at University College Cork. His research currently focuses on seabed mapping and sedimentology of cold-water coral carbonate mounds. Andre Freiwald is chair of palaeontology at the GeoZentrum Nordbayern, Erlangen. His research focuses on cold-water corals, cool-water carbonates, and bioerosion. Stephen Cairns is a Research Zoologist at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. As a systematist he has described approximately 350 new deep-water coral species from around the world.

Details Book

Author : J. Murray Roberts
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 30 April 2009
ISBN : 0521884853
EAN : 9780521884853
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Cold-water Corals

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Corals free pdfCorals

    Simple text and photographs depict corals and how they create coral reefs..

  • Coral Reefs free pdfCoral Reefs

    Coral reefs. and they're home to many of the ocean's creatures. Even though you can't breathe like a fish. you can still visit coral reefs - as long as you bring along your face mask. snorkel. and flippers..

  • Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs free pdfEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs

    This encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the structure. form and processes operating on Quaternary coral reefs. It covers a wide array of fields including geology..

  • Coral Reefs (Watery Worlds) free pdfCoral Reefs (Watery Worlds)

    Each watery environment on Earth is home to a unique variety of fish. mammals and other animals and plants. Find out about some of the incredible living things that make coral reefs in tropical seas around the world their home..

  • The Coral Battleground free pdfThe Coral Battleground

    The Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs. sand cays and islands. Australia's most precious marine possession..

  • Cold-water Corals free pdfCold-water Corals

    Downloading Ebooks For Free. There are more coral species in deep, cold-waters than in tropical coral reefs. This broad-ranging treatment is the first to synthesise current understanding of all types