Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems
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This book summarizes what is known about mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) geographically and by major taxa. MCEs are characterized by light-dependent corals and associated communities typically found at depths ranging from 30-40 m. and extending to over 150 m. in tropical and subtropical ecosystems. They are populated with organisms typically associated with shallow coral reefs, such as macroalgae, corals, sponges, and fishes, as well as specialist species unique to mesophotic depths. During the past decade, there has been an increasing scientific and management interest in MCEs expressed by…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book summarizes what is known about mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) geographically and by major taxa. MCEs are characterized by light-dependent corals and associated communities typically found at depths ranging from 30-40 m. and extending to over 150 m. in tropical and subtropical ecosystems. They are populated with organisms typically associated with shallow coral reefs, such as macroalgae, corals, sponges, and fishes, as well as specialist species unique to mesophotic depths. During the past decade, there has been an increasing scientific and management interest in MCEs expressed by the exponential increase in the number of publications studying this unique environment. Despite their close proximity to well-studied shallow reefs, and the growing evidence of their importance, our scientific knowledge of MCEs is still in its early stages. The topics covered in the book include: regional variation in MCEs; similarities and differences between mesophotic and shallow reef taxa, biotic and abiotic conditions, biodiversity, ecology, geomorphology, and geology; potential connectivity between MCEs and shallow reefs; MCE disturbances, conservation, and management challenges; and new technologies, key research questions/knowledge gaps, priorities, and future directions in MCE research.

  • Produktdetails
  • Coral Reefs of the World .12
  • Verlag: Springer / Springer International Publishing / Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-92734-3
  • 1st ed. 2019
  • Erscheinungstermin: 8. Juli 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 287mm x 217mm x 55mm
  • Gewicht: 2792g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319927343
  • ISBN-10: 3319927345
  • Artikelnr.: 52476145
Inhaltsangabe
Part I: Introduction1. Mesophotic coral ecosystems: Introduction and Overview Part II: Regional Variation in Mesophotic Corarl Ecosystems2. Bermuda3. The Bahamas and Cayman Islands4. Pulley Ridge, Gulf of Mexico, U.S.A.5. The Mesoamerican Reef6. Discovery Bay, Jamaica7. Puerto Rico8. The United States Virgin Islands9. Bonaire and Curaçao10. Brazil11. The Red Sea12. The Chagos Archipelago13. Ryukyus Islands, Japan14. Taiwan15. The Philippines16. Palau17. Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia18. Papua New Guinea19.  North West Australia20. The Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea21. Fiji22. American Samoa23. Cook Islands24. French Polynesia25. The Hawaiian Archipelago26. Isla del Coco, Costa Rica, Eastern Tropical Pacific27. Chile and Salas y Gómez Ridge Part III: Environments, Biodiversity, and Ecology of Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems28. The mesophotic coral microbial biosphere29. Macroalgae30. Symbiodinium genetic diversity and symbiosis with hosts from shallow to mesophotic coral ecosystems31. Large benthic foraminifera in low-light environments32. Sponges33. Biodiversity of reef-building, scleractinian corals34. Reef-building corals of the upper mesophotic zone of the central Indo-westPacific35. Sexual reproduction of scleractinian corals in mesophotic coral ecosystemsvs. shallow reefs36. Coral sclerochronology: similarities and differences in the coral isotopicsignatures between mesophotic and shallow reefs37. Antipatharians of the mesophotic zone: four case studies38. Octocorals of the Indo-Pacific39. Gorgonian corals40. Fishes: Biodiversity41. Disease problems42. Light, temperature, photosynthesis, heterotrophy, and the lower depthlimits of mesophotic coral ecosystems43. Bioerosion44. Geology and geomorphology Part IV: Are Shallow and Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems Connected?45. Beyond the 'deep reef refuge' hypothesis: a conceptual framework tocharacterize persistence at depth46. Coral ecosystem connectivity between Pulley Ridge and the Florida Keys Part V: Conservation, Management, and Threats to Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems47. Disturbance in mesophotic coral ecosystems nd linkages to conservation and management48. Invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles ): distribution, impact, andManagement49. Ecosystem Services of mesophotic coral reefs and a call for better accounting Part VI: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems Research: Technologies and Future Directions50. Advanced Technical Diving51. Underwater robotic technology for imaging mesophotic coral ecosystems52. Key questions for research and conservation of mesophotic coral ecosystems and temperate mesophotic ecosystems