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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 | 2014-04-04
Seminar with Stuart Kininmonth, Tuesday 1 April 2014
Research news | 2014-02-14
Reducing climate change vulnerability around Amudarya River delta is possible but measures are considerable
Research news | 2014-02-05
Five features that can improve conservation efforts within marine protected parks
Research news | 2014-02-05
Funding boost for research on improved governance of Swedish marine systems
Research news | 2014-01-27
Unrealistic to think coral reefs can return to pristine conditions, more pragmatic management approaches needed
Research news | 2014-01-22
How Interpol and international networks join forces to stop illegal fishing
Research news | 2013-11-28
Specific species with specific functions more important than sheer number of species
Research news | 2013-11-28
Opportunities and challenges emerging from increased aquaculture production
Research news | 2013-11-04
Regardless of climate change, quality of management likely to determine Baltic Sea future
Research news | 2013-10-24
New model to develop scenarios of complex marine social-ecological interactions
Sturle Hauge Simonsen
Date: 2010-12-01