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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 | 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
Research news | 2013-04-09
How China under-report fish catches in foreign waters


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