Coral reef ecosystems

Pillai, C S G (1994) Coral reef ecosystems. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 23. pp. 251-252.


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Coral reefs constitute the most dominant marine benthic ecosystem of tropical seas. The complexity of. the biotic and abiotic interactions, coupled with rich biodiversity of reef dwelling and reef building fauna and flora are comparable to those prevailing in tropical rain forests. Several important problems related to coral reefs all over the world, such as, biodiversity, biogeochemical cycles, nutrient flux, environmental degradation and ecological collapse, exploitation of reef resources- their conservation and management, have been addressed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coral reef; ecosystems
Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 05:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:40

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