Coastal Marine Ecology and Conservation
This group’s research vision is to advance our understanding of how human disturbances alter the productivity, biodiversity and resilience of coastal marine ecosystems with the goal of informing ecosystem approaches to conservation.
Broadly, we are interested in (1) the cascading effects of predator depletion on marine food webs, carbon flux and resilience, (2) factors driving and maintaining alternative stable states, (3) marine reserve design and evaluation, (4) dynamics of social-ecological systems, and (5) climate change impacts on coastal ocean ecosystems. Because the frontiers of marine conservation and resource management lie at the nexus of broad disciplines, our lab group fosters interdisciplinary collaborations with natural and social scientists in an effort to tackle the foremost problems facing the conservation and management of coastal ecosystems today.
Student’s Blog: The Herring School
Newsletters: The Herring School Newsletter 2011
Reports: Hakai Kelp Forest News, Herring School Field Report (2011), Central Coast Field Report (2011), Central Coast 2011 Poster, Clam Garden Report (2010), Gwaii Haanas Field Report (2009)
Hakai Network: Hakai Network for Coastal People
Multimedia: Greencoast Media