The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs


The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs

The Ecology Of Fishes On Coral Reefs

By Peter F. Sale

The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs PDF provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the ecology of coral reef fishes presented by top researchers from North America and Australia. Immense strides have been made over the past twenty years in our understanding of ecological systems in general and of reef fish ecology in particular. Many of the methodologies that reef fish ecologists use in their studies will be useful to a wider audience of ecologists for the design of their ecological studies. Significant among the impacts of the research on reef fish ecology are the development of nonequilibrium models of community organization, more emphasis on the role of recruitment variability in structuring local assemblages, the development and testing of evolutionary models of social organization and reproductive biology, and new insights into predator-prey and plant-herbivore interactions.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 – Introduction

CHAPTER 2 – The Visual World of Coral Reef Fishes

CHAPTER 3 – Reef Fishes: Their History and Evolution

CHAPTER 4 – Trophic Relationships of Fishes Specialized to Feed on Zooplankters above Coral Reefs

CHAPTER 5 – Fish—Seaweed Interactions on Coral Reefs: Effects of Herbivorous Fishes and Adaptations of Their Prey

CHAPTER 6 – The Biology of Herbivorous Fishes on Coral Reefs

CHAPTER 7 – Fish Predation and Its Impact on the Invertebrates of Coral Reefs and Adjacent Sediments

CHAPTER 8 – The Pelagic Stage of Reef Fishes: The Larval Biology of Coral Reef Fishes

CHAPTER 9 – Settlement Strategies and Biogeography of Reef Fishes

CHAPTER 10 – Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Recruitment

CHAPTER 11 – Postrecruitment Processes in the Ecology of Coral Reef Fish Populations: A Multifactorial Perspective

CHAPTER 12 – Intraspecific Variability in Social Systems of Coral Reef Fishes

CHAPTER 13 – The Role of Adult Biology in the Timing of Spawning of Tropical Reef Fishes

CHAPTER 14 – The Use of Phenotypic Plasticity in Coral Reef Fishes as Tests of Theory in Evolutionary Ecology

CHAPTER 15 – Geographic Variability in the Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes: Evidence, Evolution, and Possible Implications

CHAPTER 16 – Patterns and Processes in the Distribution of Coral Reef Fishes

CHAPTER 17 – Predation as a Process Structuring Coral Reef Fish Communities

CHAPTER 18 – Tropical and Temperate Reef Fishes: Comparison of Community Structures

CHAPTER 19 – Reef Fish Communities: Open Nonequilibrial Systems

CHAPTER 20 – Coral Reef Fisheries: Effects and Yields


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