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Disentangling Cross-Scale Drivers of Coral Reef Fish Community Structure for Ecosystem-Based Management

Project description

Maintaining healthy, productive and resilient ecosystems

Comprehending interactions within an ecosystem is key to an environmental management approach called ecosystem-based management. The EU-funded FISHSCALE project will tackle this knowledge gap and propose an experiment with a unique blend of trait-based approaches and oceanographic modelling. This will uncover the effect of interacting biophysical environmental drivers and local human influences on reef-fish communities’ structure. The project will employ predictive models to find the natural biophysical processes that best clarify the spatial disparity of reef-fish functional diversity across various scales. In addition, it will investigate how local human populations upset such biophysical relationships and the consequences of disturbances such as fishing. Overall, FISHSCALE will provide insight into ecosystem-based management involving data-poor coral reef fisheries.


Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
United Kingdom

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Wales West Wales and The Valleys Gwynedd
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00