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Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs
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Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Tim McClanahan and George M. Branch

Abstract

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 might be managed from an ecosystem perspective. Ecosystem management has recently become a major focus of efforts to sustain and manage natural resources and this primarily depends on an understanding of the state of the environment, component taxa, and their interactions that compose these food webs. Consequently, this book is an effort to make the desired transition toward ecosystem management by su ... More

Keywords: kelp forests, coral reefs, ecological organization, ecosystem management, shallow subtidal marine reefs, shallow benthic marine reefs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195319958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim McClanahan, editor
The Wildlife Conservation Society, Mombasa

George M. Branch, editor
Marine Biology Research Institute, University of Cape Town

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