The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef

Development, Diversity and Change

by David Hopley, Scott G. Smithers,

This 2007 book reviews the history of geomorphological studies of the Great Barrier Reef and assesses the influences of sea-level change and oceanographic processes on the development of reefs over the last 10,000 years. It presents analyses of recently attained data from the Great Barrier Reef and reconstructions of the sequence of events which have led to its more recent geomorphology. The authors emphasise the importance of the geomorphological time span and its applications for present management applications. This is a valuable reference for academic researchers in geomorphology and oceanography, and will also appeal to graduate students in related fields.
  • Cambridge University Press; May 2007
  • ISBN 9780511282843
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  • Title: The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Author: David Hopley; Scott G. Smithers; Kevin Parnell
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'… well written and well illustrated … a very useful contribution to the reef literature and one that should be of interest to a wide range of reef scientists and managers.' Coral Reefs