[Coral-List] books on coral reefs

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 15:01:35 EDT 2016

I recently became aware of what appears to be an excellent textbook on
coral reefs:

Goldberg, W.M.  2013.  The biology of reefs and reef organisms.  Univ.
Chigago Press, 401 pp.

Many of you are probably also aware of another excellent text:

Sheppard, Davy and Pilling.  2009.  The biology of coral reefs.  Oxford
Univ. Press.

Also, an excellent new book on coral diseases:

Woodley et al.  2016.  Diseases of Coral.  Wiley, 582 pp.

I was surprised, some of these are not nearly as expensive as I thought
they would be.

I see that there are now quite a few volumes in the Springer series on
Coral Reefs of the World:

Coral reefs in the Anthropocene

Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories

Coral reefs at the Crossroads

Coral Reefs: an ecosystem in transition

Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacific

Coral Reefs of the Gulf

Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef

Coral Reefs of the USA

Coral Reef Science

Coral Reef Remote Sensing

Coral Bleaching

Red Sea Ecosystem and Fisheries

The Coral Reef Era from Discovery to Decline

Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology

Coral Health and Disease

Gee I wish I had time to read all of these!

Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
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