Corals: Classification, Habitat and Ecological Significance


Marco Agustin Liñan Cabello (Editor)
University of Colima, Mexico

Series: Marine Biology
BISAC: SCI039000

This book displays various topics related to knowledge, preservation and diagnosis of coral ecosystems. It shows different practical case studies, within them, the use of corals as indicators of geochemical thermal anomalies and the use of biochemical and molecular frontier tools to diagnose the coral population. It also analyzes several aspects of diversity, ecology and distribution of black coral, as well as addresses the ecological significance of bacteria in the community structure of a coral reef. This book presents studies that may be understood from the septogenesis principles to the study of the interconnection of coral ecosystems with artificial reefs, and a deep review about the methodological instruments supported by the molecular knowledge to make decisions on the coral ecosystems management. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-vii

1. Use of Molecular Techniques to Study the Ecology of Microorganisms Associated with Corals
(Liñán-Rico, A., Cárdenas-Conejo, Y. Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica Camino a la Presa San José 2055. Col. Lomas 4 sección CP. 78216. San Luis Potosí S.L.P., México)pp. 1-20

2. Paleoceanographic Coral Records of El Niño Variability in the Gulf of California
(Carriquiry, J. D.1, J. A. Villaescusa. Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Apdo. Ensenada, Baja California, México)pp. 21-36

3. Biological and Ecological Relevance of Black Corals (Antipatharia) in the Benthic Environment
(Elda Gaino, Giorgio Bavestrello, Massimo Boyer, Francesca Scoccia, Marzia Bo. DBCA, Perugia University, Via Elce di Sotto -Perugia, Italy)pp. 37-74

4. Community Structure of Coral Associated Bacteria and Their Ecological Significance
(S. Haldar and K. H. Mody Marine Biotechnology and Ecology Discipline, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR), G.B. Marg, Bhavnagar, Gujarat-364021, India)pp. 75-90

5. Ecological Index Between Natural Coral Reefs and a Shipwreck in Santiago Bay, Manzanillo Colima, Mexico
(Juan C. Chávez-Comparan, Marco A. Liñán Cabello, Carlos Lezama Cervantes, Manuel Patiño Barragán, Christian D. Ortega Ortiz and A. Morales-Blake, Facultad de Ciencias Marinas, Universidad de Colima, Km 20 Carretera Manzanillo-Barra de Navidad, Campus El Naranjo, Manzanillo, Colima. México)pp. 91-100

6. Effects of Tourism on Coral Reef Ecosystems
(Laura Angélica Flores Ramíre)pp. 101-110

7. Biochemical Markers of Coral Reef Health
(Marco A. Liñán-Cabello; Olinda S. Soriano-Santiagoa ; Manuel A. Delgadillo-Nuño, Acuacultura/Biotecnología, FACIMAR, Universidad de Colima, Manzanillo, Colima, México. Km 19.5, Carretera Manzanillo-Barra de Navidad, Manzanillo, Colima, México)pp. 111-122

8. Remarks on the Septogenesis of Palaeozoic Corals
(Narima K. Ospanova, Institute of Geology, Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, the Tajik Academy of Sciences, Dushanbe, Tajikistan)pp. 123-132

9. Evaluation of Two Techniques for Restoration of Pocillopora spp.: Early Effects of Species and Marine Environment
(Tania V. Islas-Peña, Marco A. Liñán-Cabello and Ernesto Torres-Orozco, Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Marine Sciences, University of Colima, México)pp. 133-152

Index pp. 153-161


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