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Visit the Discovery Bay Bibliography page for a listing of over 600 references that pertain to Discovery Bay, Jamaica, and potential student research projects. As part of the course materials students receive a CD containing this bibliography and associated files. Download this folder for all of the references listed below. To get a sense of other research going on in Discovery Bay, try a Google Scholar search or visit the ReefBase coral reef database.

**Andres NG, Witman JD (1995) Trends in community structure on a Jamaican reef. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 118:305-310.

**Aronson RB, Precht WF (2000) Herbivory and algal dynamics on the coral reef at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Limnol Oceanogr 45:251-255.

Done TJ (1992) Phase shifts in coral reef communities and their ecological significance. Hydrobiologia 247:121-132.

**Gayle PMH, Woodley JD (1998) Discovery Bay, Jamaica. In: Kjerfve B (ed) CARICOMP- Caribbean coral reef, seagrass and mangrove sites. UNESCO, Paris, pp. 17-33.

**Goreau TF, Goreau NI (1973) Coral Reef Project Papers in Memory of Dr. Thomas F. Goreau. 17. The Ecology of Jamaican Coral Reefs. II. Geomorphology, Zonation, and Sedimentary Phases. Bull Mar Sci 23:399-464.

Hughes TP, Baird AH, Bellwood DR, Card M, Connolly SR, Folke C, Grosberg R, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Jackson JBC, Kleypas J, Lough JM, Marshall P, Nystrom M, Palumbi SR, Pandolfi JM, Rosen B, Roughgarden J (2003) Climate change, human impacts, and the resilience of coral reefs. Science 301:929-933.

**Idjadi J, Lee S, Bruno J, F., Precht W, Allen-Requa L, Edmunds PJ (2006) Rapid phase-shift reversal on a Jamaican coral reef. Coral Reefs 25:209-211.

Jackson JBC (1997) Reefs since Columbus. Coral Reefs 16:S23-S32.

Kayanne H, Suzuki A, Saito H (1995) Diurnal Changes in the Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide in Coral Reef Water. Science 269:214-216.

Mumby PJ, Edwards AJ, Arias-Gonzalez JE, Lindeman KC, Blackwell PG, Gall A, Gorczynska MI, Harborne AR, Pescod CL, Renken H, Wabnitz CC, Llewellyn G (2004) Mangroves enhance the biomass of coral reef fish communities in the Caribbean. Nature 427:533-536.

Pandolfi JM, Jackson JBC, Baron N, Bradbury RH, Guzman HM, Hughes TP, Kappel CV, Micheli F, Ogden JC, Possingham HP, Sala E (2005) ECOLOGY: Enhanced: Are U.S. Coral Reefs on the Slippery Slope to Slime? Science 307:1725-1726

**Quinn NJ, Kojis BL (2008) The recent collapse of a rapid phase-shift reversal on a Jamaican north coast coral reef after the 2005 bleaching event. Rev Biol Trop 56:149-159

Sotka EE, Thacker RW (2005) Do some corals like it hot? Trends Ecol Evol 20:59-62.

Spencer T, Viles H (2002) Bioconstruction, bioerosion and disturbance on tropical coasts: coral reefs and rocky limestone shores. Geomorphology 48:23-50.

Vollmer SV, Palumbi SR (2002) Hybridization and the evolution of reef coral diversity. Science 296:2023-2025.

**Woodley JD, Chornesky EA, Clifford PA, Jackson JBC, Kaufman LS, Knowlton N, Lang JC, Pearson MP, Porter JW, Rooney MC, Rylaarsdam KW, Tunnicliffe VJ, Wahle CM, Wulff JL, Curtis ASG, Dallmeyer MD, Jupp BP, Koehl MAR, Neigel J, Sides EM (1981) Hurricane Allen's Impact on Jamaican Coral Reefs. Science 214:749-755.

**Specific to Discovery Bay

Course textbooks:

REQUIRED Humann, P and N DeLoach. 2002. The Reef Set: Reef Fish, Reef Creature and Reef Coral (3 Volumes) New World Publications. Summary: If there is one set of reef identification books to own then this one is it. Throughout the Caribbean there are no better books available. Each fish, creature, coral, grass or algae has it's own full color picture along with a line drawing that points out the defining characteristics of that particular species.

RECOMMENDED Sheppard,  Charles R.C., Simon K. Davy and Graham M. Pilling. 2009. The Biology of Coral Reefs. Oxford University Press. ISBN10: 0198566352352 pages. Summary: This accessible text is intended for students, naturalists and professionals and assumes no previous knowledge of coral reef biology. It is particularly suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students (in departments of biology, geography, and environmental science) taking courses in coral reef ecology, marine biology, oceanography and conservation biology, as well as the many professional ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise overview of the topic. It is also of relevance and use to reef managers, recreational divers, and amateur naturalists. 

Other Important Texts:

Côté, I. M. and J. D. Reynolds (eds) 2006. Coral Reef Conservation. Cambridge Press, Cambridge.
Deloach. N. Reef Fish Behaviour: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas, New World, Jacksonville, FL.
Compagno, L., Dando, M. and S. Fowler. Sharks of the World. Princeton University Press, Princeton, UK.
Aronson, R. B. (ed.). 2006. Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology. Springer, New York.
Birkeland, C. (ed.) 1997. Life and Death of Coral Reefs. Springer, New York.
Gotelli, N. and A. M. Ellison. 2004. A Primer of Ecological Statistics. Sinauer Associates Ltd., Sunderland, Mass.
Sale, P. (ed.) 2002. Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem. Academic Press: Boston,Mass.