Cleve Hickman is Professor Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, did research in animal physiology for eight years, and taught zoology for over 30 years. He's made over 20 trips to the Galapagos Islands for research and as an instructor for student field trips
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Coral reefs are among the most diverse ecosystems on the planet; the reefs of the Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia have over 500 coral species and 1300 fish species. The integrity of this complex ecosystem often depends on a balance of organisms. Damselfishes are one of the largest groups of reef fishes, both in number of species and total individuals. This group, which includes the orange-and-white anemonefishes, includes many attractive species that are popular among aquarium keepers. Many damselfishes are tightly linked to reef ecosystems, requiring live coral for food or shelter. Some damselfishes, like the blue-green damselfish (Chromis viridis) shown on the cover, consume zooplankton. Many are herbivorous, grazing on algae. Herbivorous damselfishes create dense patches of algae by killing the polyps of coral, which encourages mats of algae to grow on the coral skeletons. These "gardens" of algae, which provide habitat for many small invertebrates, are maintained and vigorously defended by the damselfises. One species is known to "weed" its gardens, selectively removing less desirable algae. Normally, herbivorous damselfishes do little harm to reefs, because their populations are kept in check by larger, predatory fishes. Unfortunately, the predators are highly prized by anglers; predatory fishes have severely declined in many locations from overfishing. Decline of predatory fishes subsequendy allowed populations of "gardening" damselfishes to increase, jeopardizing the health of coral reefs. Scientists and the public continue to be fascinated by the complex behaviors of damselfishes, many of which are still being discovered. For the Student. This gratis website provides student access to chapter specific-quizzing, cladistics laboratories, Zoology timelines, and interactive web links. For the Instructor. This password-protected website offers access to relevant instructor resources such as die Instructors Manual, Test Bank, and Presentation Center. The Presentation Center is an online digital library containing all of the illustrations, photos, and tables from Animal Diversity Sixth Edition, which can be used to create customized lectures, visually enhanced tests and quizzes, compelling course websites, or attractive printed supplements. This site also makes accessible thousands of assets from other McGraw-Hill titles. Book jacket. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0077345975