ecosystem threats

Understanding and Addressing the Impacts of Threats to Marine Ecosystems/Biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean


Start/End: May 2012 to June 2014
Project Leader: Dr Clare Fitzsimmons
Sponsors: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Partners: British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Anguilla governments


This project aims to survey threats and policy responses to the need for biodiversity management plans in three UK overseas territories in the Caribbean. The ecological work in this project will involve surveys of coral reefs in the three countries, using methodologies similar to those employed in the FORCE project.


Dr Claire Fitzsimmons
Teaching Fellow

Professor Nick Polunin
Professor of Marine Environmental Science

Professor Selina Stead
Professor of Marine Governance and Environmental Science

Dr Steven Newman
Research Associate

Dr Johanna Forster
Research Associate