Population genetics of the calcifying algae, Corallina officinalis

In 2017 Teresa Vale conducted a master’s research project using SNP markers to analyse population genetic patterns of Corallina officinalis in the Northeast Atlantic. This is a follow-up to this previous project. Abstract Calcifying macroalgae are an integral part of marine communities but they are significantly vulnerable to ocean acidification caused by an increased uptake of … Continue reading Population genetics of the calcifying algae, Corallina officinalis

The effects of past, present and future climate change on the red algae Corallina officinalis within the North Atlantic

In 2016 Amy Jackson conducted a master's research project testing SNP markers to analyse population genetic patterns of Corallina officinalis. Abstract Anthropogenically driven climate change is projected to influence a vast number of species. Of particular concern to oceanic acidification and ocean warming are the red calcifying macroalgae, Corallina officinalis. Due their vulnerability to climate change … Continue reading The effects of past, present and future climate change on the red algae Corallina officinalis within the North Atlantic

Quantifying intertidal macroalgae abundance using aerial photography on the Isle of Wight

In 2015 Thomas Bell conducted a master's research project examining the use of remote sensing data to monitor change in seaweed habitat. Highlights Adapted pre-existing public RGB photographic record for new purpose SVM modelling able to separate different habitat classes using RGB DN values Isle of Wight intertidal macroalgae abundance has increased in the 21st century … Continue reading Quantifying intertidal macroalgae abundance using aerial photography on the Isle of Wight

Developing Spatially Transferable Models of Intertidal Macroalgae Distribution…

In 2015 Rachael Holmes conducted a master's research project examining the use of remote sensing data to monitor change in seaweed habitat. Abstract Remote sensing has high potential for the provision of information about the abundance and distribution of intertidal macroalgae species. Remote sensing can inform biodiversity conservation activities such as those outlined in the European … Continue reading Developing Spatially Transferable Models of Intertidal Macroalgae Distribution…

Developing a tool for the monitoring of seaweed habitat change: Thanet coast a case study

In 2014 Lauren Ash conducted a master's research project examining the use of remote sensing data to monitor change in seaweed habitat. Abstract Large brown seaweeds are essential components of marine ecosystems and economically important. With rising temperatures and ocean acidification, seaweed habitat communities are at risk. Seaweed habitats are greatly understudied, possibly due to … Continue reading Developing a tool for the monitoring of seaweed habitat change: Thanet coast a case study