M.L. Berumen, C.R. Voolstra, D. Daffonchio, S. Agusti, M. Aranda, X. Irigoien, B.H. Jones, X. Morán, C.M. Duarte
Coral Reefs of the World 11, (2019)
Red Sea, Coral reefs, Ecosystems, Seagrass meadowsn, Biogeography, Physical environment, Environmental gradients
This volume is a complete review and reference work for scientists, engineers, and students concerned with coral reefs in the Red Sea. It provides an up-to-date review on the geology, ecology, and physiology of coral reef ecosystems in the Red Sea, including data from most recent molecular studies. The Red Sea harbours a set of unique ecological characteristics, such as high temperature, high alkalinity, and high salinity, in a quasi-isolated environment. This makes it a perfect laboratory to study and understand adaptation in regard to the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems. This book can be used as a general reference, guide, or textbook.