[Coral-List] New Reef Textbook, October 2013

Walter Goldberg goldberg at fiu.edu
Fri Oct 18 09:56:12 EDT 2013

The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms
by Walter M. Goldberg, Florida International University
Is now published university of Chicago Press.
This book focuses on reefs in general, including but not limited to coral reefs. After an introduction to reefs and reef formation, the chapters are organized by biotic group ranging from cyanobacteria to fishes, each with references from the primary literature. The last chapters are devoted to reef history, ecology and biogeography, the future of reefs, and conservation issues. The Biology of Reefs and Reef Organisms is meant for university-level students with a background in the biological sciences. For more details see

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