Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands

Peter W. Glynn

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Abstract

This chapter describes the physical setting, biogeography, El Niño cycle and climate change effects of the coral reefs of Panama. A focus on the unique role of low diversity but complex ecological interactions, as well the importance of corals in supporting a diverse and often cryptic part of the food web is presented. Spatial and temporal variation is described as well as the potential role of human resource use and climate change on the ecosystem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199869596, 9780195319958
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

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Coral Reefs
Food Chain
Climate Change
Islands
coral reefs
food webs
climate change
Panama
Anthozoa
human resources
Ecosystem
temporal variation
spatial variation
corals
biogeography
ecosystems

Keywords

  • Acanthaster
  • Corallivore
  • Cryptic consumers
  • El niño
  • Fishes
  • Galápagos islands
  • Global warming
  • Gulf of panamá and chiriquí
  • ITCZ
  • Pocillopora
  • Sharks
  • Uva Island

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs : Panamá and Galápagos Islands. / Glynn, Peter W.

Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs. Oxford University Press, 2008.

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Glynn, Peter W. / Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs : Panamá and Galápagos Islands. Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs. Oxford University Press, 2008.
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