The rapid pace of coastal population growth is increasing our footprint on the marine environment through the construction of seawalls and other built infrastructure. These pressures threaten the diversity and functioning of coastal systems, hindering their capacity to provide essential services.

This research program aims to determine the impacts of urbanisation on ecological processes and functions of coastal systems, aiming to provide critical information for policy and management. 


Scientia Fellow Mariana Mayer Pinto
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