Ecological patterns and processes on intertidal and subtidal soft sediment habitats

Sampling the mudflat

Local mangrove forests, salt marshes, mud-flats are habitats for a large variety of animals and plants about which relatively little is known. Apart from research into patterns and processes in these ecological systems and work on environmental impacts and restoration (see Programmes 2 and 3), members of the Centre are doing experimental work on the consequences of fragmentation of habitat, connections with and interactions between different estuarine habitats.

The Centre has many and diverse research projects on intertidal and subtidal soft sediments. To simplify your search, we have grouped projects and papers under this theme into two informal groups, but as in many informal groupings such as this, some research projects cross the boundary. They may therefore be listed in both groups.