The local diversity and global richness of coral reef fishes, along with the diversity manifested in their morphology, behaviour and ecology, provides fascinating and diverse opportunities for study. Reflecting the very latest research in a broad and ever-growing field, this comprehensive guide is a must-read for anyone interested in the ecology of fishes on coral reefs. Featuring contributions from leaders in the field, the 36 chapters cover the full spectrum of current research. They are presented in five parts, considering coral reef fishes in the context of ecology, patterns and processes, human intervention and impacts, conservation, and past and current debates. Beautifully illustrated in full-colour, this book is designed to summarise and help build upon current knowledge and to facilitate further research. It is an ideal resource for those new to the field as well as for experienced researchers.
Camilo Mora is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He is a reef fish ecologist with broad expertise in the analysis of large-scale patterns of diversity, processes and threats to coral reefs. His approach to research involves large-scale (at times global) assessment of ecological problems.
List of contributors; Foreword Peter F. Sale; Preface; Part I. Ecology of Reef Fishes: 1. Sensory biology and navigation behavior of reef fish larvae Jelle Atema, Gabriele Gerlach and Claire B. Paris; 2. Mission impossible: unlocking the secrets of coral reef fish dispersal Geoffrey P. Jones; 3. Recruitment of coral reef fishes: linkages across stages Su Sponaugle; 4. Competition in reef fishes Graham E. Forrester; 5. Predation: piscivory and the ecology of coral reef fishes Mark A. Hixon; Part II. Patterns and Processes in Reef Fishes: 6. The evolution of fishes on coral reefs: fossils, phylogenies and functions David R. Bellwood, Christopher H. R. Goatley, Peter F. Cowman and Orpha Bellwood; 7. Phylogeography of coral reef fishes Jeff A. Eble, Brian W. Bowen and Giacomo Bernardi; 8. How many coral reef fish species are there? Cryptic diversity and the new molecular taxonomy Benjamin C. Victor; 9. Large scale patterns and processes in reef fish richness Camilo Mora; 10. Patterns and processes in geographic range size in coral reef fishes Benjamin I. Ruttenberg and Sarah E. Lester; 11. Patterns and processes in reef fish body size Michel Kulbicki, Valeriano Parravicini and David Mouillot; 12. Multi-scale patterns and processes in reef fish abundance M. Aaron MacNeil and Sean R. Connolly; Part III. Human Fingerprints on Reef Fishes: 13. Effects of climate change on coral reef fishes Morgan S. Pratchett, Shaun K. Wilson and Philip L. Munday; 14. Effects of fishing on the fishes and habitat of coral reefs Edward E. DeMartini and Jennifer E. Smith; 15. Effects of sedimentation, eutrophication and chemical pollution on coral reef fishes Amelia S. Wenger, Katharina E. Fabricius, Geoffrey P. Jones and Jon E. Brodie; 16. Impacts of invasive species on coral reef fishes Isabelle M. Cote and John F. Bruno; 17. Cashing in on coral reefs: the implications of exporting reef fishes Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson and Xueying Yin; Part IV. Conservation of Reef Fishes: 18. Resilience in reef fish communities Tim McClanahan; 19. Phase shifts and coral reef fishes Nicholas A. J. Graham; 20. Extinction risk in reef fishes Loren McClenachan; 21. A perspective on the management of coral reef fisheries Alan M. Friedlander; 22. Linkages between social systems and coral reefs Joshua E. Cinner and John N. Kittinger; Part V. Debates, Paradigm Shifts, Relevant Hypotheses: 23. Is dispersal of larval reef fishes passive? Jeffrey M. Leis; 24. Density dependence and independence and the population dynamics of coral reef fishes Nick Tolimieri; 25. Equilibrial versus non-equilibrial dynamics in coral reef fishes Mark A. Steele; 26. Cryptic density dependence: integrating supply side ecology with population regulation Jeffrey S. Shima and Craig W. Osenberg; 27. Priority effects Myra J. Shulman; 28. Inverted trophic pyramids Stuart A. Sandin and Brian J. Zgliczynski; 29. Shifting baselines in coral reef fishes Enric Sala; 30. Pluralism explains diversity in the Coral Triangle Paul H. Barber and Christopher P. Meyer; 31. Reef fish biogeographical regions John C. Briggs; 32. Size and sex change Robert R. Warner; 33. Quantifying reef fishes: bias in observational approaches Paolo Usseglio; 34. Seascape ecology of fishes on coral reefs Simon J. Pittman and Andrew D. Olds; 35. The future for coral reef fishes Peter F. Sale; 36. Perpetual struggle for conservation in a crowded world and the needed paradigm shift for easing ultimate burdens Camilo Mora; References; Index.