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LESS CORAL: The impact of human settlLEmentS on CORAL reef ecosystems
Coordinator - Daniel Cleary
Programme - PTDC/AAC-AMB/115304/2009
Execution dates - 2011-04-05 - 2014-04-04 (36 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT
Funding for CESAM - 179802 €
Total Funding - 179802 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at the Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel (IFM-GEOMAR)
East Shore Campus
D-24148 Kiel

National Museum of Natural History Naturalis (Naturalis)
Darwinweg 2
2333 CR Leiden

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
P.O.Box 59
NL-1790 Den Burg (Texel)

Coral reef ecosystems are increasingly subjected to multiple, interacting stressors associated with human activities including industrial pollution and resource extraction. The proposed study will be the first large scale temporal and spatial assessment of megacity impacts on coral reef environments in an important marine biodiversity hotspot. The results of this study should prove important to conserving coral reef systems and help to reduce the impact of future urbanization.



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