Event

The crucial role of marine vegetated ecosystems

  • Thu 16 Dec 21

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    STEM 3.1

  • Event speaker

    Ian Hendy

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Life Sciences, School of

  • Contact details

    Dr Leanne Hepburn

Mangrove forests and seagrass beds are crucial for biodiversity, mitigation of climate change and the enhancement of fisheries.

Here, we explore some impacts to and benefits from these magical coastal ecosystems. We will investigate how the associated fauna community structure is impacted by environmental changes, and the carbon cycles of these essential ecosystems.

Speaker

With 17 years of experience, Ian Hendy is a tropical marine biologist with research skills in mangrove forests, seagrass beds and coral reefs, and has projects spanning Indonesia to Mexico. Ian also studies coastal ecosystems in the UK and conducts research for the UK's largest kelp restoration project in Sussex.

In the Solent, Ian has projects investigating essential fish habitats including saltmarsh, and seagrass ecosystems, and studies the efficacy of local Biospheres. Ian works to conserve these essential ecosystems to improve fishery biomass and mitigate impacts from climate change, habitat loss and is also an advocate for public engagement.

How to attend

This seminar is being held in person in STEM 3.1 (STEM Centre on Square 1, Colchester campus).

If you have any queries about this seminar please email Dr Leanne Hepburn (l.hepburn@essex.ac.uk).

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