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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Ecology and impacts of marine invaders

This program aims to address the spread and impact of marine invaders as well as developing management strategies to protect these fragile ecosystems.

Impacts of multiple stressors on marine communities

Stresses such as ocean warming and increased pollution impact the resilience and functioning of marine communities. Find out more.

In the spotlight: impacts of artificial light at night on the marine....

This project examines how artificial night time lighting affects coastal urbanised systems.