The primary focus of the Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics research cluster is fundamental and applied aspects of ecology, environmental economics, conservation, aquaculture, animal behaviour, molecular taxonomy and molecular genetics, particularly involving links between these aspects. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists and postgraduate research students. The cluster has a high level of research activity involving academic staff, Postdoctoral scientists and postgraduate research students.
- Animal behaviour/communication
- Biodiversity and ecosystem services
- Coastal and deep-water marine biology
- Ecological management
- Economics of water quality and sustainable catchment management
- Ecosystem ecology, modelling and mathematical biology
- Freshwater biology/fish biology
- Invasive species and their impact
- Molecular ecology, systematics and phylogeography in algae, plants, invertebrates, fish and mammals
- Sustainable aquaculture of shellfish and algae
- Urban land use, economics and management
- Valuing biodiversity, agri-environment schemes and outdoor recreation including use of GIS and spatial econometrics
- Wildlife ecology, especially of birds and mammals
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