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ecosystem health

Marine ecosystems are delicately balanced and subject to a variety of stresses, both natural and human-induced. AIMS' research in this field investigates what the sources of environmental stress are and how ecosystems respond to it, what the trends of ecosystem health in particular coral reefs are through time and what scope there is for recovery and resilience in a variety of marine ecosystems.

The AIMS Measuring Water Quality and Ecosystem Health and Responding to Climate Change teams carry out research to inform and enable natural resource managers to devise strategies to conserve biodiversity and sustainably use marine, coastal and catchment resources.

For more detailed information on AIMS research in ecosystem health, go to:

Coral bleaching

Coral resilience


GBR monitoring

Water quality monitoring