Effects of Ocean Changes in Space and Time
We investigate the responses of ocean biological diversity and function to drivers of change, in particular global changes in temperature, nutrients, carbon dioxide and other anthropogenic impacts. These responses are explored at various levels - from genetic, biochemical, individual, food web and community to coastal ocean processes. From this exploration we develop models to infer global responses of species to habitat changes, such as range shifts over the past and the future or global responses of ecosystems such as estuaries and coastal lagoons.
The knowledge we gather will contribute to implement marine conservation and mitigation policies and to provide sound scientific advice for resource management. Moreover, it will contribute to the advancement of international science with new computational approaches and tools for marine data resources.