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Marine theme

This theme aims to provide a broader and deeper understanding of the resilience and dynamics of marine social-ecological systems

Research within the marine theme looks at the dynamics of the marine social-ecological systems, and how they are connected to and shaped by processes acting at local and global scales. Research includes both tropical systems around Australia, Hawaii, the East coast of Africa and South East Asia, as well as temperate systems like the Baltic Sea.

Important research areas include:

- the dynamics of marine ecological feedbacks and regime shifts
- the management capacity of society and institutions
- emerging challenges
- exploring alternatives for sustainable development pathways

Topics include for example coral reef dynamics, governance of global, regional, national and local fisheries, sustainability of aquaculture, marine food web dynamics, social-ecological health assessments, and management implications of global trade dynamics and geopolitics. Read more about our projects here.

The theme uses theories and methodological approaches from both natural science and social science. It critically seeks to improve and extend its analytic toolbox by continuously developing new transdisciplinary methodological frameworks. Researchers within the theme collaborate closely with several other themes at the Centre and leading international research institutes around the world, including Princeton and Stanford Universities, and the University of British Columbia.

Marine news
Research news | 2016-01-22
PhD thesis looks at the social-ecological dynamics of long-term changes in the Baltic Sea
Research news | 2015-12-18
How international seafood trade impacts small-scale fisheries
Research news | 2015-12-04
Reducing resilience to a few measurements can block deeper understanding
Research news | 2015-10-01
Global marine resource exploitation can spread in similar patterns to disease epidemics
Research news | 2015-07-03
New article asks why it is so hard to stop overfishing
Research news | 2015-07-01
Future seafood supply will be substantially altered by climate change, overfishing and habitat destruction if we do not take actions
Research news | 2015-06-12
Aquaculture industry has significantly reduced its antibiotic use - but there is still room for improvement
Research news | 2015-05-27
13 corporations control up to 40 per cent of world's most valuable fisheries
Research news | 2015-05-25
Establishment of bottom-up, no-take marine protected areas need trust, communication and support to succeed
Research news | 2015-05-19
Ecosystem management that ignores "taboo tradeoffs" is likely to fail


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