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The Greenpeace book of coral reefs / by Wells, Sue(SAGE)1739111; Hanna, Nick(SAGE)1839889; Greenpeace USA(SAGE)1778206;
Subjects: Coral reef ecology; Coral reef conservation;
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Creatures of a Colorful Coral Reef. by Topacio, Francine.;
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Coral reef ecology-Juvenile literature.;
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Coral reefs & islands : the natural history of a threatened paradise / by Gray, William.(SAGE)1817173;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-189) and index.
Subjects: Coral reefs and islands; Coral reef ecology; Coral reef conservation;
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Saving the Great Barrier Reef. by Healey, Justin.(DLC)1974572;
Intro -- Contents -- Chapter 1 - State of the Great Barrier Reef -- Great Barrier Reef -- Great Barrier Reef general reference map -- About the Great Barrier Reef -- The remarkable Great Barrier Reef -- Animals on the Great Barrier Reef -- Biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef -- At what price? The economic, social and icon value of the Great Barrier Reef -- What's the economic value of the Great Barrier Reef? It's priceless -- Coral bleaching -- Back-to-back bleaching has now hit two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef -- The Great Barrier Reef isn't listed as 'in danger' - but it's still in big trouble -- Great Barrier Reef: World Heritage Outlook -- Great Barrier Reef needs far more help than Australia claims in its latest report to UNESCO -- Reef plan - update on progress -- The state of the Great Barrier Reef -- Chapter 2 - Managing and protecting the reef -- Managing and protecting the Great Barrier Reef -- What Australia is doing to manage the Great Barrier Reef -- Reef 2050 long-term sustainability plan -- Why the Great Barrier Reef is dying -- Australia falling behind on reef promises -- Reef promises and realities -- Protecting the Great Barrier Reef ... the solutions are within our reach -- Preserve the wonder: how you can help -- Great Barrier Reef: scientists use new technology to regenerate Australian icon -- The Great Barrier Reef can repair itself, with a little help from science -- Exploring issues - worksheets and activities -- Fast facts -- Glossary -- Web links -- Index.The Great Barrier Reef is one of the great wonders of the natural world. However, the reef is under threat from numerous pressures, both natural and man-made, including over-fishing, coastal development, agriculture, mining, tourism and the ravaging impacts of climate change such as coral bleaching. How is Australia sustainably managing the reef and the land-based and sea life it supports? Is it too late to save the Great Barrier Reef?.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Coral reef ecology-Australia-Great Barrier Reef (Qld.).;
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What is natural? : coral reef crisis / by Sapp, Jan(SAGE)1797522;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-265) and index.
Subjects: Crown-of-thorns starfish; Coral reef ecology;
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Here Is the Coral Reef [electronic resource]. by Dunphy, Madeleine(SAGE)1857022; Leonard, Tom.;
Cover; Begin ReadingSet in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, this lyrical rhyming tale introduces young readers to some of the coral reef's most striking residents. From the sleek shark to the colorful parrotfish to the deceptively beautiful sea anemone, each creature in this abundant undersea world relies on another for its existence. Beginning with coral, the very element that defines this ecosystem, Madeleine Dunphy uses a cumulative approach, combining simple yet forceful verse with repetition to reveal the fragile chain that links each of the plants and animals in this unique environment. Tom Leonard's vibrant
Subjects: Electronic books.; Coral reef ecology; Coral reef ecology - Australia - Great Barrier Reef (Qld.).; Coral reef ecology - Australia - Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) - Juvenile literature.;
© 2012., Web of Life Children's Books,
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Sharks [electronic resource (video)] : Stewards Of The Reef / by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)(SAGE)1984150; Films Media Group.(SAGE)1996584; Green Planet Films.(SAGE)1996795;
Ancestral Shark Spirit (2:00) -- Misconceptions About Sharks (3:07) -- Coral Reefs Threatened (2:18) -- Forgotten Ahupua'a (3:01) -- Sharks Unprotected (3:34) -- Shark Fin Soup (2:11) -- Shark Management (2:48) -- Why Protect Sharks? (1:05) -- Marine Reserves (3:41) -- Malama i ke kai (0:59) -- Credits: Sharks: Stewards Of The Reef (1:47)This film examines escalating threats to shark population including habitat destruction of reef ecosystems and over fishing that are causing Pacific reef shark populations to plummet. It examines the most brutal assault threatening shark abundance: that of finning sharks for shark fin soup. Compelling interviews with leading marine biologists and conservationists reveal these driving forces behind the drastic reduction of many shark populations.9 & up.Mode of access: Internet.System requirements: FOD playback platform.Title from distributor's description.
Subjects: Educational films.; Internet videos.; Videorecording.; Coral reef ecology.; Nature conservation.; Sharks;
© [2014], c2007, Films Media Group,
On-line resources: CGCC online access -- Part of the Films on Demand collection.;
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The enchanted braid : coming to terms with nature on the coral reef / by Davidson, Osha Gray(SAGE)1835686;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-253) and index.
Subjects: Coral reef biology; Coral reefs and islands; Human ecology; Endangered ecosystems;
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Energetic Food Webs [electronic resource]. by Moore, John C.(SAGE)1801136; de Ruiter, Peter C.;
Cover; Contents; Chapter 1 Approaches to studying food webs; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Traditions in ecology; 1.2.1 The community perspective; 1.2.2 The ecosystem perspective; 1.3 Food webs and traditions in ecology; 1.3.1 Theoretically based food webs; 1.3.2 Empirically based food webs: architecture; 1.3.3 Empirically based food webs: information; 1.3.4 How useful are these descriptions?; 1.4 Bridging perspectives through energetics; 1.4.1 Core concepts and elements; 1.4.2 Comments on our approach to studying food webs; 1.5 An overview of the parts and chapters; 1.6 SummaryPart I: Modeling simple andmultispecies communitiesChapter 2 Models of simple and complex systems; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Model structure and assumptions; 2.3 Stability; 2.4 Simple food chains; 2.5 The dynamics of primary-producer-based and detritus-based models; 2.6 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 3 Connectedness food webs; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Soil food webs; 3.3 The CPER soil food web; 3.4 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 4 Energy flux food webs; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Biomass and physiological parameters; 4.3 Feeding rates and mineralization rates; 4.4 Energy flux descriptions4.5 Summary and conclusionsChapter 5 Functional webs; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Interaction strengths; 5.3 A functional food web for the CPER; 5.4 Summary and conclusions; Part II: The dynamics and stability of simple and complex communities; Chapter 6 Energetic organization and food web stability; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Energetic organization and stability; 6.3 Distribution of interaction strengths: trophic-level-dependent interaction strengths; 6.4 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 7 Enrichment, trophic structure, and stability; 7.1 Introduction7.2 Simple primary-producer-based and detritus-based models7.3 Trophic structure and dynamics along a productivity gradient; 7.4 More complex models; 7.5 Connections to real-world productivity; 7.6 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 8 Modeling compartments; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Complexity, diversity, compartments, and stability; 8.3 Defining compartments; 8.4 Approaches to studying compartments; 8.5 The energy channel; 8.6 Energy channels-structure and stability; 8.7 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 9 Productivity, dynamic stability, and species richness; 9.1 Introduction9.2 Trophic structure, dynamics, and productivity9.3 Feasibility revisited; 9.4 Feasibility and the hump-shaped curve; 9.5 Trophic structure and the diversity of production; 9.6 A review of hypotheses; 9.7 Summary and conclusions; Part III: Dynamic food web architectures; Chapter 10 Species-based versus biomass-based food web descriptions; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Dynamic food webs-playing Jenga; 10.3 Two case studies; 10.4 Stability, disturbance, and transition; 10.5 Summary and conclusions; Chapter 11 Dynamic architectures and stability of complex systems along productivity gradients11.1 IntroductionThis novel book bridges the gap between the energetic and species approaches to studying food webs, addressing many important topics in ecology. Species, matter, and energy are common features of all ecological systems. Through the lens of complex adaptive systems thinking, the authors explore how the inextricable relationship between species, matter, and energy can explain how systems are structured and how they persist in real and model systems. Food webs are viewed as open anddynamic systems. The central theme of the book is that the basis of ecosystem persistence and stability rests on the
Subjects: Electronic books.; Coral reef ecology; Food chains (Ecology); Science -- Experiments.; Science -- Study and teaching.;
On-line resources: CGCC online access;
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The Coral Battleground [electronic resource]. by Judith, Wright.;
Cover; About the Author; Other books by Judith Wright; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Publishers' Preface; Foreword, 2014 by Margaret Thorsborne, AO; Foreword, 1996 by Judith Wright; Foreword, 1977 by Judith Wright; Introduction; 1. The First Manoeuvres; 2. The Government, Science and the Reef; 3. Move and Counter-move; 4. Tragedy Abroad; 5. Geologists versus Biologists; 6. People Take a Hand; 7. The Unions Move In; 8. A Halt, and a Surrender; 9. Quarrels and a Victory; 10. From Torres Strait to Canberra; 11. We Get Reinforcements; 12. The Fight That Should Not Have Been Needed13. Four Years of Looting14. Finale Without an Ending; Postscript; References, Sources and Bibliography; Index; AcknowledgementsThe Great Barrier Reef lies off the coast of Queensland: 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands, Australia's most precious marine possession. Teeming with life, it covers 350,000 square kilometres. In the late 1960s the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists in Queensland - John Büsst, Judith Wright, Len Webb and others - battled to save the Ellison Reef from coral-limestone mining and the Swain Reefs from oil exploration. The group later swelled to encompass scientists, trade unionists and politici
Subjects: Electronic books.; Conservation of natural resources -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.).; Coral reef ecology -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.).; Environmental protection -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.).;
© 2014., Spinifex Press,
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