Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs by Nemer Narchi, Lisa Leimar Price

By Nemer Narchi, Lisa Leimar Price

This e-book explores the ethnobiology of corals through reading some of the ways that people, earlier and current, have exploited and brought care of coral and coralline habitats. This e-book will carry the proficient common viewers towards corals by means of exploring a few of the situations of human-coral coexistence by means of delivering scientifically sound and jargon-free views and studies from around the globe. Corals are an integral part of the marine setting considering the fact that they advertise and maintain marine and worldwide biodiversity whereas supplying a variety of different environmental and cultural prone. numerous necessary coral conservation efforts are released in educational and basic viewers venues every day. notwithstanding proper, few of those stories exhibit an immediate, deeper realizing of the intimate dating among humans and corals through the world’s societies. Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs establishes an intimate bond among the viewers and the sweetness of corals and their value to humankind.

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DMS and the Low Level Cloud Climate Feedback The effect of climate change on the environment is usually thought of in relation to greenhouse gases warming the Earth. However, naturally produced aerosols also exert a major effect on climate (Carslaw et al. 2010). An aerosol is a colloid of fine solid particles or liquid droplets, in air or another gas. Examples of aerosols include haze, dust, mist, clouds, salt spray, particulate air pollutants and smoke. Charlson et al. (1987) proposed that the major source of natural aerosol particles over the open oceans appears to be atmospheric dimethylsulphide or DMS, which is 3 The Reef Sulphur Cycle: Influence on Climate and Ecosystem Services 31 Fig.

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Spear-toting hunters chased bison, wooly mammoths, or seals in some of the paintings, while others depicted tribal life during the Paleolithic and Neolithic—both terms coined by Lubbock in his 1865 book Prehistoric Times. I had sought out the opportunity to see these paintings, which are some of the first serious attempts at paleoart—a genre in which a scientist and artist collaborate to combine the latest archeological data with imaginative reconstructions of the remote past (Fig. 1). My heart raced when Green pulled out an unexpected oceanic image among the hunting scenes.

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