Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific: Persistence and by Peter W. Glynn, Derek P. Manzello, Ian C. Enochs

By Peter W. Glynn, Derek P. Manzello, Ian C. Enochs

This e-book records and examines the nation of health and wellbeing of coral reefs within the jap tropical Pacific quarter. It touches at the prevalence of coral reefs within the waters of surrounding international locations, and it explores their biogeography, biodiversity and situation relative to the El Niño southern oscillation and human affects. also contained inside is a box that offers details on a few of the species offered within the previous chapters.

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14 Henry von Prahl (1948–1989), pioneer Colombian naturalist and coral reef researcher. Photograph undated. Han pasado casi 20 años y Henry aún hace falta (Cantera-Kintz 2008) surveys have allowed for accurate assessments of coral mortality coincident with the 1982–83 El Niño heat stress event (von Prahl 1983, 1985, 1986) and later disturbances (Vargas-Ángel et al. 2001). von Prahl was a gifted artist and talented naturalist with interests in mangroves, ornithology, crustaceans and corals, the latter his true passion (Fig.

11 J. Wyatt Durham (1907–1996), a pioneering coral systematist in the eastern Pacific. ” (Durham and Barnard 1952) 1975; Birkeland 1977), reef structure, distribution and growth (Glynn 1972, 1977a; Glynn and Stewart 1973; Dana 1975; Glynn and Macintyre 1977; von Prahl et al. 1979), crustacean symbiont communities of corals (Abele 1972, 1974, 1976a, b, 1979; Abele and Patton 1976; von Prahl et al. 1978), and Acanthaster corallivory (Dana and Wolfson 1970; Barham et al. 1973; Glynn 1974, 1977b; de Alba 1978) with investigations ranging from Mexico to Costa Rica (Cocos Island), Panama, Colombia (Gorgona and Malpelo Islands), Ecuador (Galápagos Islands), and Chile (Easter Island).

1988, 1994, 2001; Carriquiry and Villaescusa 2010). , Reyes-Bonilla 1992, 1993a, b; Carriquiry and Reyes-Bonilla 1997; Ketchum and Reyes-Bonilla 1997; Reyes-Bonilla and López-Pérez 1998; Reyes-Bonilla et al. 1999; Pérez-Vivar et al. 2006), which is evident in the marked increase in species richness in 2000 (Fig. 3). , El Niño warming and upwelling cold water bleaching events) along the entire Mexican mainland coast and offshore islands (Revillagigedo Islands and Clipperton Island). CICIMAR (Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas), founded in 1976 and located in La Paz, is the marine research arm of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

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