Climate smart mangrove restoration 

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On March 18, 2022
By CJ Brown  The extent of loss of coastal ecosystems means that to recover what we’ve lost we need to restore coastal habitats like mangroves. But coastal restoration is risky in a rapidly changing climate.   In our new project we will be working with the World Wildlife Fund (US Oceans team) to look at […]
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Seagrass at Risk Webinar: Historical declines predict hotspots of future risks

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On March 1, 2022
OVERVIEW Seagrass at Risk: Historical declines predict hotspots of future risks Global declines in seagrass meadow area have been widespread and substantial over the last century – we have lost 19% of seagrass areas studied since 1884. The number of seagrass sites surveyed around the world has doubled since the last major global seagrass synthesis […]
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The multiple dimensions of coastal wetland health

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On February 1, 2022
By Associate Professor Chris Brown Measuring indicators of human health is fundamental to decisions we make about the medical treatment we seek. At a large scale, these indicators are also important to inform policy actions on health. Just like for humans, the health of ecosystems is an important concept for informing environmental management. Coastal wetlands, […]
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AidEx Webinar Series – The Situation at the Coast

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On February 1, 2022
Director of Global Wetlands Project, Professor Rod Connolly and Partner Researcher, Dr Anusha Rajkaran were speakers for The Situation at the Coast – global studies and new initiatives, part of the Aidex Webinar Series. View the playback of the webinar here. The situation at the coast – global studies and new initiatives. The coastline is […]
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Predicting global hotspots of risks to unmonitored seagrass meadows

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On November 30, 2021
By Dr Mischa Turschwell Seagrasses are marvellous coastal ecosystems that provide a range of critical ecosystem functions and services, including climate regulation and fisheries production, however they are under threat. It has been difficult to know where seagrass meadows around the world are at high risk of loss due to a lack of monitoring. Seagrass […]
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2021 Coastal Wetlands Twitter Conference Presentations

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On November 12, 2021
The Global Wetlands Project hosted the inaugural Coastal Wetlands Twitter Conference on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October 2021. The #CWTC21 conference was held completely on Twitter – with internet access you could participate in the conference. Presenters, following a conference schedule, delivered their presentation via Tweets. The conference program and links to the Twitter presentations can be found […]
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2021 Coastal Wetlands Twitter Conference Review

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On November 9, 2021
The Global Wetlands Project hosted the inaugural Coastal Wetlands Twitter conference on the 26 to 27 October 2021. The conference was held completely on Twitter and used #CWTC21 hashtag. The conference program included 41 presenters from 13 countries and 16 time zones. The conference presentations continue to be available to engage with on The Global […]
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Redefining success in marine ecosystem restoration

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On August 24, 2021
By Michael Sievers We’ve entered the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. As the world ramps up their restoration efforts in response to widespread environmental degradation, we need to maximise success and the benefits that the environment and humanity get from these efforts.   To improve restoration outcomes, I’m going to look at restored seagrass sites and study […]
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Predicting coastal ecological futures in an era of unprecedented change 

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On August 11, 2021
By Dr Chris Brown  We are entering a new era of science where ecosystem change is uncharted by historical observations. Observations are the foundation of predictive science, so how can we predict a future that is outside the envelope of the environments?  This is the question I will address in a new 2021 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. Specifically, I will focus on predicting future change for coastal ecosystems.  […]
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Global Mangrove Alliance: The State of the Worlds Mangrove’s report

  • Posted by Natasha Watson
  • On July 26, 2021
The Global Mangrove Alliance have released their inaugural report, The State of the World’s Mangroves, a compilation of the most current information available on what we know about mangrove forests and what’s being done to reverse the downward trends impacting the forests and the local communities who depend on them. This publication represents a remarkable […]
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