Seagrass meadows make a significant contribution to ecosystem health and productivity, yet they still decline due to anthropogenic activities and are vulnerable to extreme climatic events. The loss of seagrass meadows globally continues at a pace beyond which they can be restored. We are working to overcome some of the inherent and very real problems of restoring a marine environment, as well as developing methods to scaling-up restoration activities. We combine expertise in field ecology, physiology, population genetics, and genomics to improve outcomes for management, ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation in the face of ever growing pressures of an expanding human population and economic growth.
Why it is Important to Restore Lost Seagrass Meadows and How We Can Do It
A short talk by Professor Gary Kendrick at the UWA Research Tasting Night 2017 on 12 June 2017.