Coral Reefs

  title={Coral Reefs},
  author={Percy W. Bassett-Smith},
As Dr. Guppy asks for information with regard to the corals found living at the greater depths round islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans the following may be of interest. 
Status of coral reefs of the world : 2004
This report was written to provide an overview, without the use of scientific jargon, of the status of coral reefs and causes of reef decline, with recommendations for action by national authorities.
The first quantitative studies of production on coral reefs showed that productivity on reefs was considerably higher than in surrounding waters, and this high production occurred in spite of nutrient limitation and low productivity of offshore waters.
Tropical stony corals host diverse microbial nitrogen dynamics
Thesis: S. M., Joint Program in Chemical Oceanography (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution),
Chemical mediation of interactions among marine organisms.
This review covers the recent marine chemical ecology literature for macroalgae, sponges, octocorals and other benthic invertebrates; 332 references are cited.
The coralline algal cascades of Tallon Island (Jalan) fringing reef, NW Australia
Crustose coralline algae (CCA) are a dominant group of calcareous red algae (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyceae) that play a vital role on coral reefs by binding together structural elements such as corals
Population connectivity and genetic diversity in brooding and broadcast spawning corals in the Kimberley
This project was funded (commissioned) by the Western Australian Marine Science Institution as part of the WAMSI Kimberley Marine Research Program, a $30M program with seed funding of $12M provided
Scale‐dependent spatial patterns in benthic communities around a tropical island seascape
Understanding and predicting patterns of spatial organization across ecological communities is central to the field of landscape ecology, and a similar line of inquiry has begun to evolve sub-tidal
Status and trends of Caribbean coral reefs : 1970-2012
With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of grazers in the region, according to this latest
Thermal energy and stress properties as the main drivers of regional distribution of coral species richness in the Indian Ocean
Large‐scale variation in species richness results from multiple environmental controls. We proposed to identify the main factors that influence species richness of reef corals to provide insight into