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Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua E. Cinner

in Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754489
eISBN:
9780199918843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes the tool box of options for confronting the consequences of climate change through building local-scale adaptive capacity in societies and improving the condition of the ... More


How Like A Reef: Figuring Coral, 1839–2010

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the history of coral reef science by drawing on the work of the feminist science studies scholar Donna Haraway. This history moves from early British preoccupations with coral ... More


The Biology of Coral Reefs

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198566359
eISBN:
9780191713934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566359.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Coral reefs represent the most spectacular and diverse marine ecosystem on the planet as well as a critical source of protein and income for many millions of people. However, the combined effects of ... More


Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Tim McClanahan and George M. Branch (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The book summarizes recent developments in the ecology of kelp forests and coral reefs in order to develop an understanding of the general principles of their ecological organization and how they ... More


The Main Reef Builders and Space Occupiers

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198566359
eISBN:
9780191713934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566359.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Corals are the main reef builders on tropical reefs. They make their own substrate, much of which remains as consolidated rock, the remainder becoming broken down to form extensive sediment beds. ... More


Biodiversity and Food-Web Structure of a Galápagos Shallow Rocky-Reef Ecosystem

Rodrigo H. Bustamante, Thomas A. Okey, and Stuart Banks

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes ecology of the Galapagos rocky reef system and the important role of biogeographic position on biodiversity, the El Niño cycle, and the history of resource extraction on the ... More


Dealing with model uncertainty in reconstructing ancestral proteins in the laboratory: examples from archosaur visual pigments and coralfluorescent proteins

Belinda S.W. Chang, Mikhail V. Matz, Steven F. Field, Johannes Müller, and Ilke van Hazel

in Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299188
eISBN:
9780191714979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299188.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses efficient experimental strategies to explore variation in ancestral sequence reconstructions. The experimental strategies are illustrated with two examples, ancestral ... More


Comparisons and connections

Peter Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568704
eISBN:
9780191717536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568704.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter considers the interchanges between mangrove and seagrass habitats and their immediate surroundings. Topics discussed include the distinctiveness of mangrove and seagrass communities, ... More


Watchdogs of the Sea: Bantay Dagat

Barbara Goldoftas

in The Green Tiger: The Costs of Ecological Decline in the Philippines

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195135114
eISBN:
9780199868216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Philippines depends on its coastal coral reef fisheries as a critical source of livelihood and seafood for both export and domestic consumption. By the mid-1990s, these fisheries had been ... More


Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754489
eISBN:
9780199918843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Societies must choose how they wish to deal with climate change. Not doing anything or pursuing ‘business as usual’ is likely to lead down a path that will have devastating consequences for many ... More


The Biology of Coral Reefs

Charles Sheppard, Simon Davy, Graham Pilling, and Nicholas Graham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198787341
eISBN:
9780191829420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787341.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Coral reefs represent the most spectacular and diverse marine ecosystem on the planet as well as a critical source of protein and income for many millions of people. Ecologically they are as complex ... More


Climate Change and the Resilience of Coral Reefs

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua E. Cinner

in Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754489
eISBN:
9780199918843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter is a short introduction to the concepts of adaptation to environmental stress, followed by a review of climate change effect son coral reefs, and the environmental factors that cause ... More


Modified Coral from Nu‘alolo Kai

Julie S. Field and Windy K. McElroy

in Abundance and Resilience: Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839895
eISBN:
9780824868369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839895.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines artifacts of modified coral from Nuʻalolo Kai. There are few substantial coral colonies inshore at Nuʻalolo Kai, an indication of the heavy wave action experienced by the ... More


Histories of the Coast, and the Structure of Hinterland Communities

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter mainly describes the location and fertility of the Mombasa island. It lies a few miles inland from the coast, forming a steep ridge on the seaward side. It is a relatively fertile and ... More


Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Alistair Sponsel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers a new explanation for Charles Darwin’s apparent caution in publishing On the Origin of Species, which appeared more than two decades after he privately developed his first theories ... More


Of Coral Reefs and Atolls: Stone Gardens of Tropical Seas

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter explores the diversity of coral reefs and atolls and the factors governing their patterns of distribution. It highlights the important reasons for studying and mapping coral reefs, and ... More


A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters: Life Aboard the USS Saginaw

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035161
eISBN:
9780813038957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035161.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

The USS Saginaw was a Civil War gunboat that served in Pacific and Asian waters between 1860 and 1870. During this decade, the crew witnessed the trade disruptions of the Opium Wars, the Taiping ... More


Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Wolf Berger

David Lindberg (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The past one hundred years of ocean science have been distinguished by dramatic milestones, remarkable discoveries, and major revelations. This book is a clear and lively survey of many of these ... More


The Surveyor-Naturalist

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the two instances when Darwin had the opportunity to research coral reefs in the field, at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands in April 1836 and at Mauritius the following month. The ... More


Predation

MARK A STEELE and TODD W. ANDERSON

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter focuses on field studies to explore the role that predators play in nature. Based on practicing field ecologists, it suggests that such studies, although logistically more challenging, ... More


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