Abstract

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is 344 400 square kilometres and is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. This comprehensive guide describes the organisms and ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. Contemporary pressing issues such as coral bleaching, coral disease and the challenges of coral reef fi sheries are also discussed.
In addition, the book includes a field guide that will help people to identify the common animals and plants on the reef, then to delve into the book to learn more about the roles the biota play.

-- Winner of a Whitley Certificate of Commendation for 2009 --

Beautifully illustrated and with contributions from thirty-three international experts, The Great Barrier Reef is a must-read for the interested reef tourist, student, researcher and manager. While it has an Australian focus, it can equally be used as a baseline text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs.

Bibliographic Data

Title
The Great Barrier Reef, biology, environment, and management
Author
Hutchings, P. A; Kingsford, M. K; Hoegh-Guldberg, O
Year
2008
Publication Type
Book
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing
Number of pages
378
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing
Place Published
Melbourne
ISBN
9780643095571
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