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our research:

marine conservation

fisheries management

ecosystem modelling


We work on balancing the conservation of marine ecosystems with human uses of the oceans. We aim to bring ecological complexity to the planning tools used to inform decision making.

We are also interested in the impacts of climate change to marine ecosystems.

Read more about our research team or our research on our blog or check out our publications.

Project pages

Visit the page of our open access projects to learn more, access code or download data.


Our research applies both mathematical models and statistical analysis.

We specialise in integrating ecologically complex models with tools for informing decision makers. We also work with large databases of the marine environment.

We use the R programming language and teach R to others. Chris' teaching resources are on this site and are open-access.

Research blog

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