This theme focuses on the organisms that live in the oceans and the health of the ecosystems to which they belong. We explore the interactions between human activities and the biota, with an emphasis on understanding and mitigating impacts, as well as promoting novel, sustainable solutions for the oceans’ future. Our research covers a broad range of topics, from fisheries exploitation, seafood trade, species distribution modelling, to the monitoring of biodiversity and ecosystem functions in response to pollution and climate change. We examine responses of these systems from the molecular to the ecosystem levels.
Key themes include:
- Spatio-temporal change in communities driven by anthropogenic challenges
- Long-term environmental change and its impact on ecosystem health
- Assessment and monitoring of ecosystems