Climate Change

Sea Shorts: Save the world with a shipping pallet revolution

Sea Shorts: Save the world with a shipping pallet revolution

Shipping pallets may not be the most exciting of topics, but when it comes to tackling climate change they have a role to play too! Discover how NGO Change The Pallet are hoping to reduce carbon emissions from shipping and transportation of goods with a rather simple solution…

Movement, dispersal, & my PhD

Movement, dispersal, & my PhD

In my last post I mentioned that I am starting a PhD.  I promised to tell you a little more about what my research will be looking at, so here we go!

When Ocean Acidification meets Aquaculture

When Ocean Acidification meets Aquaculture

Numerous studies have indicated acidification and in some cases more specifically, saturation state (the amount of carbonate dissolved in seawater relative to the maximum it can hold) will have impacts on marine life, including species used for aquaculture.

Climate Change Impacts on Kenya's Fishery-dependent communities

Climate Change Impacts on Kenya's Fishery-dependent communities

We know climate change is altering coral reef ecosystems, but how will these changes impact the human communities that depend on them for their livelihood?  

Marine conservation and the human equation

Marine conservation and the human equation

Nathan Bennett has been actively researching the links between the environment and human societies for many years.

Social-ecological vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to climatic shocks

Social-ecological vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to climatic shocks

The FAO have taken a look at the socio-ecological impacts of climate climate change and ocean acidification on a human community in Kenya that utilizes reefs for their livelihoods and survival

Transitioning Away from Peak Oil

Transitioning Away from Peak Oil

The problem is that cheap oil is running out. Here enters the concept of 'peak oil'. This doesn't mean that oil itself has run out (though oil being a finite resource it will eventually run out if we continue to deplete it indefinitely). It means that we have depleted over half of all the oil in the world.