Marine & Coastal EcosystemsResearch Focus Aea
Research Focus Area Overview
Human societies depend on marine and coastal ecosystems. These ecosystems produce tremendous amounts of services related to human well-being. For example, a vast portion of the global population relies on fish as their main source of protein. Similarly, coral reef tourism generates indispensable revenue for many developing nations throughout the world. Our researchers investigate the socio-economic factors that affect these ecosystems at a variety of spatial scales.