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Life in the seas

In this theme we explore the variety, quantity, distribution and migrations of marine life, from viruses to whales and from the tropics to the poles. We describe and model the structure, function and dynamics of marine food webs; develop innovative methods for monitoring animal behaviour, movements and migrations and assess population and species’ vulnerability to human pressures, environmental variation and change. We seek to increase the testing and uptake genetic tools, in marine environmental management.  We develop, test and apply indicators for monitoring and reporting on the biodiversity of marine habitats, and the status of populations and communities of marine organisms.


Theme lead: Ewan Hunter