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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 | 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
Research news | 2013-09-11
Shocks and natural variability can help restore coral cover on degraded reefs
Research news | 2013-06-14
Nutritious small pelagic fish should be used more in human food, not just animal feed
Research news | 2013-06-04
Market agents wield great influence over fishers' activities
Research news | 2013-05-24
Centre to co-host new project on ecosystems and human wellbeing
Research news | 2013-05-24
Eco-certification of aquaculture products has potential, but should focus more on a growing Asian market rather than Europe and the US
Research news | 2013-05-03
How adaptive governance helped pull back illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean


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