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Ecosystem and coastal processes

In this theme we address the structure, function and resilience of ecosystems and their role in shelf-seas and global biogeochemical cycles. We develop and apply methods for measuring and predicting human and environmental impacts on ecosystem structure, function and resilience with a focus on developing and testing practical methods for assessing the effects of cumulative pressures. We measure and model the effects of tides and waves on coastal erosion, transport and deposition, to predict coastal change, the effects of coastal development or restoration and assess risks to coastal habitats and infrastructure.

 

Theme lead: Naomi Greenwood