This programme will use biophysical science to quantify stressor ’footprints’, determine ecological responses of ecosystems to multiple stressors, identify ‘tipping points’ that transform ecosystems into non-desirable states, and provide empirical underpinnings for effective ecosystem based management.
The following projects have been funded under the Dynamic Seas programme.
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Tasman Bay/Te Tai-o-Aorere and Golden Bay/Mohua are our ‘case study area’, where we are testing the tools and knowledge for ecosystem-based management (EBM) that we are generating.
Over the next 2 weeks, 14 drifters will monitor how water circulates in Tasman Bay, providing insights into issues such as where river sediment and nutrient plumes end up.
This video explains what we're about; how we are working with Māori, government, industry, NGOs and communities; and what we mean by ecosystem-based management (EBM).