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Safeguarding marine life

2. Safeguarding Marine Life

Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems

Summary

Our paper is focused on improving conservation of marine ecosystems. Main goals include more holistic management - integrating across sectors and scales. We fundamentally depend on marine biodiversity and ecosystem structure and function. Critical marine ecosystem services include maintenance of global nutrient, oxygen, and carbon cycles, production of vital resources such as fisheries and energy, and the sustenance of cultural and mental wellbeing. However, whilst global biodiversity and ecosystems remain under increasing pressure from our rapidly changing climate and expanding human populations and their demands on marine ecosystems availability of these vital services are set to decline. The fundamental challenge is therefore to safeguard ecosystem biodiversity, function, and adaptive capacity into the future against increasing competing demands and stressors on marine resources.

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Lead Investigators

Delphi Ward

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Cayne Layton

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Anchor

Graham Edgar

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Gretta Pecl

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Jessica-Melbourne-Thomas

Jess Melbourne-Thomas

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere / CMS

Co-Authors

Meet our fellow team members who contribute to the success of this project.

Emma Cavan

Imperial College London

Rick Stuart-Smith

Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies

Jan Jansen

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Asta Audzijonyte

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS
Camilla Novaglio

Camilla Novaglio

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Chris Mull

Dalhousie University

Jayson Semmens

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Karen Evans

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Lyn Goldsworthy

Lyn Goldsworthy

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Phillipa McCormack

School of Law, University of Tasmania / CMS
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Rowan Trebilco

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere / Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Heather Hunt

University of New Brunswick

Jennifer Lavers

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Mary-Anne Lea

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Narissa Bax

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Jan Shaw

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Scott Ling

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Tatiana van Steveninck

Leiden University

Madi Green

University of Tasmania / CMS / Otlet

Madeleine Brasier

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

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