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Coastal Conservation and Governance

Coastal Conservation and Governance

We use long-term data sets to understand complex ecosystem responses to environmental change. We aim to optimise stakeholder and citizen participation in marine governance.

We're building an understanding of socio-economic and environmental drivers of resource exploitation.

Our research work

Our current work includes zooplankton trends linked to changes in:

  • climate
  • fisheries
  • human health

We look at historical changes to intertidal ecosystems and species ranges.

We use these as climate change indicators and for predicting future changes.

State-of-the-art biomimetic loggers

We have developed state-of-the-art biomimetic loggers. They assess adaptation to changing microhabitats. We use many monitoring approaches to enable standardised measures of good environmental status. These relate to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.