Welcome to the Marine Ecology Lab!
Our research ranges broadly, but we are all linked by our interest in marine conservation. Virtually everything we do is applied, either directly or indirectly. Most of it deals with coastal marine ecosystems – coral reefs in particular. We use a variety of approaches, usually complementing field-intensive ecological work with meta-analyses of published information, lab experiments and/or modelling.
The current work of TMEL can be divided into three overlapping areas:
- Marine protected areas
- Reconstructing and understanding patterns of ecological change on coral reefs
- Marine invasions