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 kwledge 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.