Preface

Hughes, Terry (1993) Preface. Coral Reefs, 12 (3-4). p. 115.

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Abstract

[Extract] This double issue of Coral Reefs is focusscd on lhe process of physical disturbance, and its effects on coral reef dynamics. Recurrent natural disturbances (such as hurricanes. floods and El Nino cvents) have profound long-term influences on the biology and geology of reefs. For example, disturbances are central to non-equilibrium theories of the community structure of coral reefs and to an understanding of population dynamics, life histories, and reef growtb. From a managcment perspectivc, it is importanl to quantify natural changes on coral reefs to improve our understanding of the scope and effect of human disturbances.

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ISSN: 1432-0975
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 23:41
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