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Marine theme

This theme actively addresses social-ecological dynamics in marine and coastal systems, and studies the transitions towards an ecosystem approach and other means to address the global marine challenge

Areas of focus include the dynamics of ecological feedbacks and regime shifts, and the capacity of society and managing institutions to address such complex ecosystem changes.

Researchers within the theme are studying tropical and temperate systems, involving research on coral reefs, sea-grass beds, fisheries, aquaculture, food webs and eutrophication. as well as implications from global trade dynamics for marine and coastal  management.

Methods include ecological and social field studies (inventories, interviews), ecosystem modeling, meta-analysis, and theoretical development. The theme host researchers from a range of disciplines (ecology, political science, economics, sociology, law) and collaborate with a range of international research institutions.

Theme members are also active in policy dialogues with stakeholders concerned with marine governance issues.

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Related projects:
Sustainable poverty alleviation from coastal ecosystem services (SPACES): Investigating elasticities, feedbacks and tradeoffs

Ecosystem-based and integrated coastal zone management - challenges and possibilities

Marine news
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
Research news | 2014-11-24
Eleven Centre researchers contribute to a new global scientific synthesis on marine regime shifts
Research news | 2014-09-11
Farming of bluefin tuna is increasing, but official estimates are far below actual production
Research news | 2014-08-21
Does aquaculture add resilience to the world’s food portfolio?
Research news | 2014-08-05
Increasing exploitation of ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction present serious governance challenges
Research news | 2014-07-02
More than two billion people at risk unless tropical coastal seas are managed like farms, parks or cities, scientists warn
Research news | 2014-06-16
Unusually large populations of the land-living bird found on island in the Baltic Sea
Research news | 2014-05-06
How theories of innovation and agency can explain the emergence of Marine Spatial Planning
Research news | 2014-04-22
New easy introduction to the seven principles crucial for building resilient systems

2010-12-01 | Sturle Hauge Simonsen

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