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Marine theme

This theme aims to provide a broader and deeper understanding of the resilience and dynamics of marine social-ecological systems

Research within the marine theme looks at the dynamics of the marine social-ecological systems, and how they are connected to and shaped by processes acting at local and global scales. Research includes both tropical systems around Australia, Hawaii, the East coast of Africa and South East Asia, as well as temperate systems like the Baltic Sea.

Important research areas include:

- the dynamics of marine ecological feedbacks and regime shifts
- the management capacity of society and institutions
- emerging challenges
- exploring alternatives for sustainable development pathways

Topics include for example coral reef dynamics, governance of global, regional, national and local fisheries, sustainability of aquaculture, marine food web dynamics, social-ecological health assessments, and management implications of global trade dynamics and geopolitics. Read more about our projects here.

The theme uses theories and methodological approaches from both natural science and social science. It critically seeks to improve and extend its analytic toolbox by continuously developing new transdisciplinary methodological frameworks. Researchers within the theme collaborate closely with several other themes at the Centre and leading international research institutes around the world, including Princeton and Stanford Universities, and the University of British Columbia.

Marine news
Research news | 2015-05-25
Establishment of bottom-up, no-take marine protected areas need trust, communication and support to succeed
Research news | 2015-05-19
Ecosystem management that ignores "taboo tradeoffs" is likely to fail
Research news | 2015-05-05
New management tool to guide Baltic Sea region towards increased sustainability
Research news | 2015-04-20
Global seafood trade leave consumers unaware of over-exploited marine ecosystems
Research news | 2015-03-11
Rigid regulations, not marked dynamics or fish stocks, leave fishers more specialised and inflexible
Research news | 2015-02-19
Changes in Baltic Sea ecosystems will cause financial losses up to 120 million euros per year
Research news | 2015-01-09
Centre researchers in latest issue of Science: "China's aquaculture can tip the balance in world fish supplies"
Research news | 2015-01-08
Algae-eating fish are key to avoiding regime shifts of Hawaiian coral reefs, study finds
Research news | 2014-12-17
How the rise and fall of the Soviet Union contributed to marine regime shifts and a transition in governance.
Research news | 2014-11-29
Centre researchers look into forced resilience of intensive agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture systems


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