Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef

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Eric Wolanski
CRC Press, Dec 20, 2000 - Science - 376 pages
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Demonstrating the relevance and need of science in planning the future of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide, Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef emphasizes multi-disciplinary processes - physical and biological links - that have emerged as the dominant forces shaping and controlling the ecosystem. The book draws heavily on data from coral reefs in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef covers:
  • Climate and global change
  • Coastal oceanography
  • Wetlands ecology
  • Estuaries
  • Marine biology
  • Land use management in the tropics
  • Fisheries management
  • Coral Reef ecological modeling
  • Biodiversity and the human impact

    Explore how the ecosystem responds to both physical and biological stimuli, and how they interact
    Understand processes imperative to create sustainable design strategies
    Comprehend the connectivity of biotopes - land, mangroves, seagrass, and corals
    Discover the relationship between managing marine resources and managing adjoining land use
    Learn how fish behavior and migration patterns control fisheries
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    Contents

    Chapter
    7
    Chapter
    17
    Landcover and Water Quality in River Catchments of the Great
    19
    Runoff of Terrestrial Sediment and Nutrients into the Great Barrier
    37
    Chapter 5
    53
    Chapter 6
    77
    The Effects of Siltation on Tropical Coastal Ecosystems
    93
    Modelling and Visualising Interactions between Natural Disturbances
    113
    A Model of the Ecosystem and Associated Penaeid Prawn
    189
    Chapter 13
    209
    Chapter 14
    231
    Ocean Nutrients to Sediment Banks via Tidal Jets and Halimeda Meadows
    255
    Climate Variability and Change on the Great Barrier Reef
    269
    The Sea Surface Temperature Story on the Great Barrier
    301
    The Challenges of Coral Reef Management in Indonesia
    315
    Will the Great Barrier Reef Survive Human Impact?
    331

    LargeScale Patterns
    127
    River Plume Dynamics in the Central Great Barrier Reef
    145
    Chapter 11
    161

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    About the author (2000)

    Dr. Eric Wolanski, an internationally recognized coastal oceanographer, is a fellow of the Belgian Academy of Overseas Sciences, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and the Institution of Engineers Australia. He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal for services in estuarine and coastal oceanography and he is a Leading Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science with more than 270 publications.

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