ECU’s Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research brings together researchers with an interest in the functioning of marine ecosystems.
The Centre’s goal is to undertake applied and fundamental research that improves our understanding of coastal marine ecosystems and how ecological processes in coastal marine systems respond to pressures, either natural or human-induced.
The sub-project, led by the Centre’s Professor Paul Lavery, will focus on the development of capability in two inter-connected themes: eco-hydraulics and quantification of coastal connectivity (genetics and nutrients) among marine ecosystems.
These processes are crucial to spatial management of the nation’s marine resources.
The sub-project will:
The partners within this sub-project are:
Establish a nationally recognised expertise in eco-hydraulics and coastal connectivity, and by doing this, establish the foundation for a national research centre. This approach will enable us to meet national needs in marine management and conservation, particularly in the context of improving the understanding of marine systems to be able to provide advice on adaption strategies for climate change and for the management of marine biodiversity.
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