Our Seagrass Ecosystem Research is a joint inter-disciplinary marine research collaboration between marine biologists in Biosciences at Swansea University and social scientists at the PLACE Institute at Cardiff University. We are engaged in basic and applied research into the structure, function and resilience of seagrass meadows (eelgrass beds, seagrass beds) within a linked social ecological system and the food security support these meadows provide. Our seagrass research crosses the disciplines of marine biology, human ecology, social science, environmental economics and political governance. Particular current focus in on seagrass and food security as well as methods to restore these productive ecosystems.

Newt In Seagrass
Seagrass under water
Seagrass Image Richard Unsworth
Seagrass Conch shell