Ecosystem, habitat, mapping and structure

We are constantly developing projects to map where species live, interactions that occur within ecosystems and the potential for these to change. 


We have multiple projects that aim to map distributions of species ranging from important, native eelgrass beds to problematic, invasive oyster reefs. These data allow us to track the developments of important habitats over time and document changes with potential links to environmental conditions. Within these projects there are also attempts to increase the efficiency of mapping techniques by using drones to cover a much larger area than manual survey techniques. 

Species interactions

Understanding how species interact is important for conservation of current ecosystems. With the range of factors influencing ecosystems, from climate change to biological invasions, our aim is to understand how these factors influence current interactions and relationships within local ecosystems.