Introduction. Reefs and reef limestones in earth history. Reefs as dynamic systems. Bioerosion and coral-reef growth: a dynamic balance. Interactions between corals and their symbiotic algae. Diseases of coral-reef organisims. Organic production and decomposition. Reproduction and recruitment in corals: critical links in the persistence of reefs. Invertebrate predators and grazers. Effects of reef fishes on coral and algae. Indirect interactions on the coral reefs. Geographic differences in ecological processes on coral reefs. Ecosystem Interactions in the tropical coastal seascape. Diversity and distribution of reef organisms. Disturbances to reefs in recent times. Traditional coral-reefs fisheries management. Resource use: conflicts and management solutions. Implications for resource management. References. Index.
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