At Project Seagrass, we recognise that the pressures on our oceans are urgent, and that we can't afford to do seagrass research purely for sake of it! Since day one our seagrass research has been geared towards making an impact in the real world.
The Seagrass Ecosystem Research Group (SERG), is a joint inter-disciplinary marine research collaboration between marine biologists in the school of Biosciences at Swansea University, and interdisciplinary marine scientists at the Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University.
The team are engaged in basic and applied research into the structure, function and resilience of seagrass meadows within a linked social-ecological system and the food security support these meadows provide.
Our research work is globally focussed and includes projects running in Europe, across the Into-Pacific, and the Caribbean and involves collaborators at a number of internationally leading institutes.
Jones, B.et al. 2018. Conservation concerns of small-scale fisheries: By-catch impacts of a shrimp and finfish fishery in a Sri Lankan lagoon. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00052
Hays G.C., Alcoverro, T., Christianen, M.J.A., Duarte, C.M., Hamann, M., Macreadie, P.I., Marsh, H.D., Rasheed, M.A., Thums, M., Unsworth, R.K.F., York, P.H. and Esteban, N. 2018. New Tools to Identify the Location of Seagrass Meadows: Marine Grazers as Habitat Indicators. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.2289/fmars.2018.00009
Jones, B., Cullen-Unsworth, L. and Unsworth, R. K. 2018. Tracking nitrogen source using δ15N reveals human and agricultural drivers of seagrass degradation across the British Isles. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00133
Cullen-Unsworth, L.et al. 2018. Secret gardens under the sea: What are seagrass meadows and why are they important?. Frontiers for Young Minds 6(2). DOI: 10.3389/frym.2018.00002
Nordlund, L.et al. 2017. Global significance of seagrass fishery activity. Fish and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12259
Jones, B.et al. 2017. Crowdsourcing conservation: The role of citizen science in securing a future for seagrass. Marine Pollution Bulletin. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.11.005
Project Seagrass is an marine conservation charity dedicated to ensuring that seagrass meadows are protected globally, for the biodiversity and people that depend on them.
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