The world’s coastlines are becoming rapidly urbanised, with marine life affected by a range of stressors.

More than 20% of the world’s coastlines are now exposed to artificial light at night and this is expected to increase in both intensity and spatial extent in the coming decades. While there is evidence of impacts on some marine animals, the effect of this stressor on important ecological processes and multispecies interactions is largely unknown. This project will assess how coastal communities and their trophic interactions are affected by artificial light at night and develop fundamental knowledge for conservation strategies in urban areas. 

Scholarship details:

  • Need to apply for postgraduate research scholarships. 


Scientia Fellow Mariana Mayer Pinto
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Professor | Head of School Alistair Poore
Professor | Head of School
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