Marine environments are often exposed to a complex mix of many stressors.
In particular, ocean warming caused by climate change and the proliferation of artificial structures and increased pollution from rapid urbanisation are emerging as major stressors to coastal systems around the globe. This research program aims to determine the impacts of multiple stressors on the resilience and functioning of marine communities through manipulative experiments.
This program aims to address the spread and impact of marine invaders as well as developing management strategies to protect these fragile ecosystems.
What is the impact of urbanisation on ecological functioning within coastal systems? Find out more.
This project examines how artificial night time lighting affects coastal urbanised systems.