Coastal seascape ecology of seagrass meadows

Type: 
Master Thesis subject (30 ECTS)
programme: 
EMBC+
Coastal ecosystems represent vulnerable marine systems in which seagrasses fulfill a key role. Improving our understanding of the impacts of environmental changes on seagrass meadows is challenging. With this purpose, environmental niche modelling and the integration of landscape/seascape metrics in marine species distribution models (SDMs) provides an interesting approach. The student will have the opportunity to integrate seascape metrics into SDMs using geographic information systems (GIS) to investigate the response to environmental and landscape changes of seagrass meadows of different species.
prerequisites: 
interest in GIS
Number of students: 
1
academic year: 
2015-2016
Contact person email: 
contact person first name: 
Rosa Chefaoui
Other people involved: 
CCMAR email address: rmdiaz@ualg.pt
Reference Number: RP-36342